ARTICLES RELATING TO RIK DE VOEST

I played hard: De Voest

2014-08-02 15:48

Rik de Voest has ended his career with a defeat to 18 year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis, but remains upbeat about his time on the courts.

De Voest levels tie for SA

2014-04-04 19:09

South Africa's Rik de Voest has outclassed Lithuania's Laurynas Grigelis to level their Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group Two tie.

De Voest to be honoured

2014-03-19 20:01

Rik de Voest is in line to receive the Davis Cup Commitment Award during South Africa's second round tie against Lithuania.

SA go behind against Monaco

2014-01-31 19:46

Monaco have won the first rubber of their Euro-Africa Group Two tie against South Africa at the Irene Country Club.

De Voest leads SA's charge

2014-01-30 16:00

Davis Cup stalwart Rik de Voest will lead the South African tennis challenge against Monaco in this weekend's Davis Cup tie.

SA Blaz-ed off the court

2013-09-13 17:00

Slovenia's Blaz Rola has beaten South Africa's Rik de Voest in the first rubber of their Euro/Africa Group One Davis Cup play-off.

Agony and ecstasy for SA duo

2013-08-24 20:21

SA Davis Cup stalwart Rik de Voest faltered in his US Open bid but female compatriot Chanel Simmonds reached her first Grand Slam.

Odesnik in De Voest's way

2013-08-21 19:30

The tricky, arduous path into the US Open main draw at Flushing Meadows has started for South Africa's Rik de Voest.

De Voest shines in China

2013-05-13 18:51

Davis Cup stalwart Rik De Voest speedily obliterated the disappointment of the Soweto Open by reaching the Kun-Ming Open final.

De Voest leads SA's charge

2013-04-29 16:10

Local favourite Rik de Voest led the way as South African players dominated the opening day of the Soweto Open.

De Voest in buoyant mood

2013-04-27 17:02

Rik De Voest is optimistic about his chances in the Soweto Open, after drawing Germany's Richard Becker in the opening round.

SA falls short in Davis Cup

2013-04-07 14:42

The SA Davis Cup team has lost its Euro-Africa Group One tie to Poland after Ruan Roelofse went down to Jerzy Janowicz.

De Voest levels Davis Cup tie

2013-04-06 08:13

Veteran South African Davis Cup player Rik de Voest has levelled the Euro-Africa Group One tie against Poland.

De Voest ready for return

2012-12-21 16:49

South African tennis veteran Rik De Voest hopes to bounce back in January after a 2012 season disrupted through injuries.

De Voest reaches Potch semis

2012-12-06 19:20

South Africa's Rik de Voest and Chanel Simmonds have reached the semi-finals of the TSA NWU PUKKE Futures tennis event.

De Voest out of Davis Cup tie

2012-09-13 19:12

South Africa's top-ranked player, Rik de Voest, has withdrawn from the Davis Cup tie against Canada with a wrist injury.

Anderson sitting on the fence

2012-05-03 21:03

SA's Davis Cup captain John-Laffnie de Jager is hoping to persuade Kevin Anderson to make himself available for the tie against Canada.

De Voest SA's lucky loser

2012-01-15 11:39

South Africa's Rik de Voest has received a lucky entry into the Australian Open after the withdrawal of Germany's Florian Mayer.

SA's De Voest ousted

2011-09-28 16:02

South Africa's Rik de Voest has lost to Austria's Jurgen Melzer in straight sets at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.

SA's Davis Cup plan backfires

2011-09-17 16:32

South Africa's plan to rest Kevin Anderson in the doubles rubber of their Davis Cup tie against Croatia has backfired.

Losing SA Open a huge loss

2011-07-19 10:45

Losing the South African Tennis Open will be felt on all levels, writes SA Davis Cup team captain John-Laffnie De Jager.

Anderson levels tie

2011-07-08 18:16

SA's Kevin Anderson beat Thomas Schoorel in four sets to level the Euro-Africa Group One Davis Cup against the Netherlands.

De Voest heads SA challenge

2011-07-07 16:48

Experienced Davis Cup campaigner Rik de Voest has been drawn to play first in SA's opening singles match against the Netherlands.

De Voest makes Wimbledon cut

2011-06-19 13:52

After years of near-misses and frustration, SA Davis Cup stalwart Rik de Voest has finally made his Wimbledon breakthrough.

De Voest cruises in Soweto

2011-04-12 19:45

South Africa's Rik de Voest comfortably dispatched compatriot Raven Klaasen 6-4 6-4 in the first-round of the Soweto Open.

 

SA tennis stalwart retires

2014-07-28 11:52

Long-time SA tennis stalwart Rik De Voest has announced his retirement from tournament tennis after 16 years on the ATP circuit.

De Voest to take final bow

2014-04-01 20:36

Davis Cup stalwart Rik de Voest will play his last tie for South Africa in their Euro-Africa Group Two clash against Lithuania.

De Voest seals Davis Cup win

2014-02-02 13:11

Rik De Voest has helped South Africa beat Monaco in the Davis Cup Euro-Africa Group Two tie after defeating Benjamin Balleret.

SA Davis Cup tie delayed

2014-01-31 10:18

The start of the Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Monaco at the Irene Country Club in Centurion has been delayed by rain.

De Voest relishes home return

2014-01-07 12:03

Rik de Voest is looking forward to playing Davis Cup tennis for South African on the court he learnt the game as a kid.

SA relying on reliable Rik

2013-09-12 15:00

Davis Cup veteran Rik de Voest will get South Africa's weekend campaign under way against Slovenia in in Ljubljana.

De Voest downs Odesnik

2013-08-23 19:11

Rik De Voest has shaded South African-born Wayne Odesnik to progress to within one game of qualifying for the US Open main draw.

Wimbledon blues for De Voest

2013-06-19 21:31

It has been a bleak pre-Wimbledon week for South Africa's small contingent at the blue riband event of world tennis.

De Voest bows out in Soweto

2013-05-02 17:56

SA tennis hopeful Rik de Voest has crashed out of the Soweto Open in the quarter-final, losing to third seed Vasek Pospisil.

De Voest targets Soweto glory

2013-04-28 16:37

After twice losing in the final, South African Davis Cup stalwart Rik De Voest will be seeking his first Soweto Open title.

De Voest to play Soweto Open

2013-04-17 13:12

SA Davis Cup player Rik De Voest has committed himself to playing at the Soweto Open, Tennis South Africa has confirmed.

SA ousted in doubles tie

2013-04-06 17:24

SA's Davis Cup hopes have taken a knock after Rik de Voest and Jean Andersen went down in their doubles tie against Poland.

Stalwarts boost Soweto Open

2013-03-14 20:50

SA's Davis Cup stalwarts Rik de Voest and Izak van der Merwe are set to enter the forthcoming Soweto Open tennis tournament.

De Voest falls at final hurdle

2012-12-08 22:02

Rik de Voest stumbled at the final hurdle but fellow South African Chanel Simmonds won the women's title in Potchefstroom.

De Voest off to solid start

2012-12-04 20:29

South Africa's Rik de Voest has started in convincing fashion at the TSA NWU-Pukke Futures tournament in Potchefstroom.

SA star survives earthquake

2012-09-06 12:22

South African Davis Cup tennis star Rik De Voest survived a 7.6-magnitude earthquake which struck north-western Costa Rica.

De Voest also out for SA

2012-03-19 20:12

The South African Davis Cup team has received another setback when Rik de Voest also pulled out of the tie against Slovenia.

De Voest keeps hopes alive

2012-01-12 17:35

Rik de Voest is the only South African that managed progressed to the second round of the Australian Open qualifying event.

Injury-hit SA lose to Croatia

2011-09-18 13:00

South Africa have lost to Croatia in their Davis Cup World Group playoff tie after being severely hit by injuries.

SA receive De Voest boost

2011-08-31 17:43

SA's Davis Cup stalwart Rik de Voest has recovered from a finger injury and will be ready to face Croatia.

SA doubles pair take the lead

2011-07-09 17:41

The South African doubles pair have defeated the Netherlands duo in their Euro-Africa Group One Davis Cup tie.

Haase downs de Voest

2011-07-08 14:20

Robin Haase has fought back from a set down to claim a win over South African Rik de Voest in Potchefstroom.

De Voest geared up for tie

2011-07-04 14:37

Rik de Voest hopes to carry his fine form into SA's Euro/Africa Group 1 Davis Cup tie against the Netherlands this week.

Rain spoils Sowetan party

2011-04-14 21:07

With just over an hour's play possible on day four of the Soweto Open, play was postponed and later called off for the day.

Anderson, De Voest crash out

2011-03-14 12:00

South Africa’s hopes in the singles category of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California were dashed at the weekend.

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