Rising South African singles tennis star Lloyd Harris edged closer to the world top-100 rankings following his second ATP Challenger title victory at the Stockton Challenger in California on Sunday.
Harris climbed eighth places on the global rankings following his 6-2, 6-2 victory over Australian Marc Polmans at the Stockton Challenger in California, United States.
“I am very happy with the win and the way I am playing. I am striking the ball well, serving well and all the hard work is finally paying off,” Harris said.
“I am going to work on keeping the momentum and giving myself the best chance of breaking into the world’s top 100.”
Harris followed in the footsteps of SA legend Rik de Voest, who won the tournament in 2005.
South Africa’s top doubles player Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner Michael Venus reached the final at the ATP Japan Open.
Japan’s Ben McLachlan and German Jan-Lennard Struff won the match 6-4, 7-5.
Klaasen climbs one spot on the individual world doubles ranking to 18th while he and
“It’s been a great week for us. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and thanks to the crowd,” Klaasen said.
“It was an unbelievable atmosphere out here.”
South Africa’s top singles player Kevin Anderson moved one spot on the world rankings to eighth place after bowing the knee to Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-6 (6) 7-6 (4) in the quarterfinals of the ATP Japan Open.