South Africa might very well boast an ATP winner before the weekend is over. Capetonian tennis player Lloyd Harris secured his spot in the final of the Adelaide International tournament in Australia on Friday, January 17.

Harris shone bright with an impressive win over America’s Tommy Paul, who is currently number 90 in the world. The final scores were 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.

“To be honest, it doesn’t seem real now,” Harris said after the victory. “It was a tough match for both of us, we were both nervous. I’m really, really happy with the win. I had to go for it when I was serving for the match, he was ready to make me play. I knew it would be tough to serve it out, I had to put everything I had into the end.”

The final will be played on Saturday, January 18. Harris is up to number 71 in the world, a first in his career.

His opponent for the final match will either be against second seed Andrey Rublev of Russia, or third seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.

Good luck, Lloyd!

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Anita Froneman