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17 September 2011

Absent Anderson hinders South Africa's progress

Audio interview


  • Herman Gibbs

POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's captain John-Laffnie de Jager divulges the details surrounding Kevin Anderson's injury and the logic behind his choice of doubles team.

Raven Klaasen and Rik de Voest speak about their first doubles match together, what they did well and where the match was lost. Marin Cilic, who is more well-known for his exploits on the singles court rather than the doubles, also discusses today's match.

Croatia now lead the tie 2-1. With it all to play for on Sunday, eager eyes will be on whether or not the big-serving Anderson has recovered sufficiently to take his place as the No. 1 ranked South African, or whether last minute changes are afoot.



Marin Cilic (CRO) - 17/09/11

Captain John-Laffnie de Jager (RSA) - 17/09/11

Rik de Voest (RSA) - 17/09/11

Raven Klaasen (RSA) - 17/09/11

  • More photos

    • Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic (CRO)Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic (CRO)
    • Croatia fansRik de Voest and Raven Klaasen (RSA)
    • Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic (CRO)Croatia and South Africa doubles
    • Raven Klaasen (RSA)

    Herman Gibbs

    Herman is a former 'SA Tennis Writer of the Year' and presently the Managing Director of TennisLife Africa. As a freelance sportswriter over the past two decades, Herman covers sports events for local newspapers, magazines and agencies on a daily basis. He was also appointed USTA correspondent during the ITF Wheelchair Tennis World Team Cup in South Africa. And Herman has learnt to tweet!



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