Raven Klaasen – Early Life, ATP, Wife & Net Worth

One of the many joys of playing games is the bond that the player shares between them. Some like to play solo, while some enjoy it with others. Just like that, Raven Klaasen is one of the tennis players who prospers in double matches than he does in singles.

Raven Klaasen is a professional tennis player from South Africa. As mentioned, Klaasen has achieved more success playing doubles. He reached the 2014 Australian Open finals with partner Eric Butorac.

Let’s dive more profound as we reveal all the information about Klaasen, including his professional and personal life.

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Raven Klaasen

But before here are some of the exciting facts about Raven Klaasen.

Raven Klaasen: Quick Facts

Full Name: Raven Klaasen
Age: 36 years
Birth Date: October 16, 1982
Horoscope: Libra
Birth Place: King William’s Town, South Africa
Father’s Name: Jacob Klaasen
Mother’s Name: Yvonne
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (178cm)
Weight: 157 lbs(71 kg)
Coach: Stephan De Kock
Prize Money: $2,982,357
Social Media: Instagram, Twitter

Raven Klaasen enters in the quarter-final of doubles in Wimbledon

The duo Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus have entered the quarter-final of Wimbledon for the second year in a row. To achieve such a feat, the duo defeated Frederik Nielsen and Robin Haase 2-6, 3-6, 6-7 in a straight-set.

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The winning duo is going face to face with another pair John Peers of Australia and Henri Kontinen of Finland. The Australian and Finnish duo faced Joe Salsbury and Rajeev Ram and defeated them.

The two duos are expected to face each other on July 10 at Court 3.

Age and Measurements

The South African star is 36 years old as of now. Also, the player stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 157 lbs.

Similarly, Klaasen has tanned skin and short black hair. Even his eyes are of black shade. Apart from this, no additional information about his measurements is given.

Early Life and Childhood

Raven Klaase was born on October 16, 1982, in King William’s Town, South Africa. He is the son of Jacob Klaasen and Yvonne Klaasen, both teachers but played competitive tennis in their prime years.

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Similarly, Klaasen has two siblings, brother Kevin and sister Lynne. He belongs of African descent and is African by nationality. Other than that, no additional information can be found regarding his family and educational background.

Raven Klaasen: Professional Career

Raven Klaasen started playing tennis at the age of 6. In 2002, the tennis player turned professional. The professional tennis player played his best season on the 2014 ATP World Tour by finishing No. 9 in ATP Team Rankings and No.20 in the singles ranking.

In his career, Raven had his fair share of wins and losses. In May 2013, Raven partnered with Swedish Johan Brunstrom and won the Open de Nice 250 series in France. That same year, the duo again won the 2013 Moselle Open held in France by defeating French duo Nicolas Mahut and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Raven Klaasen and his partner Rajeev ram after winning Indian Wells 2017

For the 2013 Malaysian Open, Klaasen partnered with Eric Butorac from America and achieved victory over Argentine and Uruguayan duo Horacio Zeballos and Pablo Cuevas.

Raven won his first ATP Masters 1000 title at the 2015 Shanghai Masters with Brazilian Marcelo Melo. He also won the 2017 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title with American tennis player Rajeev Ram. Both matches were played on hard surfaces.

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Similarly, the tennis player has won the Halle Open, 500 series held in Germany with his Australian partner Michael Venus. So far, he has achieved a career-high rank of 9 in doubles and no. 208 in singles. Until now, he has won 15 double titles.

Raven Klaasen: Personal Life

Along with his professional life, Raven has also scored a Victory in his love life. As of today, Raven is happily married to his long-time best friend, Celeste Jae. The couple tied the knots in Stellenbosch Winelands.

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Raven Klaasen and his wife, Celeste Jae

The pair tied the knots in on November 22, 2014, and celebrated it with their close friends and family. The Klaasen couple welcomed their son Carter on December 22, 2017. Currently, the Klassen family is living happily in Cape Town, South Africa.

Net Worth and Income

As of 2019, the net worth of the South African player is still under review. However, the player has earned a massive sum from his tennis career.

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From the singles category, Klaasen has accumulated $300,906 from the singles category and the rest from doubles making his total earnings to be $2,982,357. His other income from sponsorships, businesses, and promotions have not been disclosed yet.

Social Media Presence

Instagram2,591 Followers

Twitter–  2,153 Followers

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