South Africa’s number two singles player Harris reached the main draw of the Australian Open after beating German veteran Dustin Brown 6-1 7-6(10) on Friday.
South Africa will have three players in the main draw of the Australian Open after Lloyd Harris won his deciding qualifying match yesterday to reach the second Grand Slam of his career.
JOHANNESBURG - Rising tennis talent Lloyd Harris is one victory away from reaching his second Grand Slam main draw after beating Germany’s Dominik Koepfer 7-5, 6-3 early yesterday morning.
To boost a stellar year, he claimed the biggest scalp of his career when he beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Chengdu Open in September before bowing the knee to Australian Bernard Tomic, also in three sets.
The 32-year-old carried that form into the new year beating Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 7-6(4) 6-7(2) 7-6(5) in the tallest ATP Tour final in the Open Era at the beginning of this month.
Harris made his way through three qualifying rounds to make it into the main draw of the opening Grand Slam of the year, and said he has learnt a lot from his second appearance in a Major.
Lloyd Harris qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open on Friday‚ making it two South Africans in the field of the season’s first Grand Slam.
JOHANNESBURG – Lloyd Harris was reminded of what it would require to feature among the best singles players in the world with a resounding 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 defeat to Russian Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open yesterday.
The South African pair of Kevin Anderson and Lloyd Harris are taking different routes to the Australian Open in Melbourne.
JOHANNESBURG – Flexing his muscles, Frances Tiafoe celebrated as he dispatched Kevin Anderson for a major upset in the second round of the Australian Open yesterday.
CAPE TOWN - South Africa's Lloyd Harris beat Dustin Brown 6-1, 7-6 on Friday morning in the final qualifying round of the Australian Open.