Klaasen, Ram exit French Open

Raven Klaasen (Getty Images)
Raven Klaasen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his American doubles partner, Rajeev Ram, were eliminated from the French Open on Thursday when they lost in the second round.

The eighth-seeded pairing lost 7-5, 6-4 to the Czech duo of Jiri Vesely and Roman Jebavy.

Earlier in the week, Klaasen and Ram defeated the French duo of Kenny de Schepper and Vincent Millot 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 in the first round.

Klaasen and Ram have formed a formidable partnership in recent years and have won four titles together, including two in 2017.

There was, however, better news for South Africa’s top singles player, Kevin Anderson, who shocked Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 in their second round encounter.

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