Cape Town - South Africa will have two participants in this year's US Open men's singles after Lloyd Harris qualified for the main draw.
Harris on Friday beat America's JC Aragone 6-4, 6-2 in his third qualifying match to advance to the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time.
The 21-year-old from Cape Town earlier in the week defeated Sebastian Ofner from Austria (6-2, 6-1) and Roberto Quiroz of Ecuador 7-6 (7/5), 6-3.
Harris, who is ranked 145th in the ATP world rankings, joins compatriot Kevin Anderson in the main draw.
Anderson, who was runner-up at last year's US Open, will open his campaign against unseeded American Ryan Harrison.
Harris still has to wait to see who he will face in the first round.
WOW! WOW! WOW! Lloyd Harris has qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the US Open! The young South African star beat JC Aragone of the USA (6-4, 6-2) in his final qualifying match, to advance. pic.twitter.com/id2CKMhTHK— Tennis South Africa (@TennisSA) August 24, 2018