South African contenders Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen will both compete for places in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon after delivering solid performances in London this week.
Klaasen and doubles partner Michael Venus of New Zealand defeated Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Hans Podlipnik Castillo of Chile 6-4 6-3 6-4 in the third round on Saturday, progressing to the last eight.
Klaasen, who reached the semifinals last year with former playing partner Rajeev Ram of the United States, will aim to reach the quarter-finals for the second time in his career at the grass court Grand Slam.
Anderson, meanwhile, will face Frenchman Gael Monfils in the fourth round after sweeping aside German Philipp Kohlschreiber with a 6-3 7-5 7-5 victory in their third-round clash on Friday.
The in-form South African, turning out as the No 8 seed, has reached the fourth round on three previous occasions at the All England Club but will target his maiden quarter-final appearance at the 132nd edition of the prestigious annual tournament.
“It’s always a great feeling getting through to the second week here at Wimbledon,” Anderson told www.wimbledon.com.
“I have done it a few times, but one of my first goals was to try and take it a step further and reach the quarters… so definitely looking forward to the opportunity on Monday.”