Roelofse to spearhead SA’s Davis Cup start

Ruan Roelofse will open the South African Davis Cup marketing campaign towards Bosnia and Herzegovina this Friday within the World Group 1 playoff tie being performed at Enviornment Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

South African Davis Cup captain, Marcos Ondruska introduced Lloyd Harris and Ruan Roelofse as his primary and quantity two nominated singles gamers on the official draw held at Enviornment Zenica on Thursday.

Ondruska additionally introduced that Davis Cup stalwart Raven Klaasen will companion Roelofse for the doubles rubber to be performed on Saturday.

Roelofse’s identify was drawn for the primary singles rubber by tie referee Ashraf Hamouda of Qatar.

Roelofse will get South Africa’s weekend marketing campaign underway towards seasoned journeyman Damir Dzumhur – the Bosnian primary (ranked 107 on the ATP world rankings) within the opening rubber.

The 30-year-old Roelofse stated he was as much as the problem. “I really feel fairly good concerning the draw, I don’t suppose it issues an excessive amount of who performs first or second. I knew already who their primary participant goes to be, so it was only a matter of when the match can be scheduled.

“I’ve seen Damir play just a few occasions on TV and I believe my recreation matches up fairly properly towards him. So, I’ll play extra freely as a result of all of the strain can be on him.

“We now have relied lots on Lloyd (Harris) previously, so I’m excited to open procedures for my nation and I really feel good and assured for tomorrow,” added Roelofse.

The second Friday singles rubber can be between South African primary Lloyd Harris (ranked no.93) and Bosnian quantity two Mirza Fundamental (ranked No 303).

Workforce captain Ondruska stays upbeat about his staff’s possibilities this weekend and believes the staff has ready properly and are prepared for the problem.

“The draw got here out and Ruan (Roelofse) performs first. I believe it’s an attention-grabbing and good technique to open the tie. Ruan has been in an excellent type and he’s been taking part in a number of tournaments throughout America and has had some good singles publicity.

“I’ve additionally been watching him play this week and I believe he’s taking part in very properly. So, I’m very excited to see what he can do towards their primary. It is going to additionally give us a chance to see how Dhumhur performs and assist us determine some plans for the second day. General, I’m tremendous excited and stay up for some nice tennis this weekend,” stated Ondruska.

Host staff captain Zoran Zrnic named Mirza Fundamental and Tomislav Brkic as his doubles staff to play Klaasen and Roelofse.

Weekend scheduled:

Friday, 6 March 2020 (16:00 SA time begin)

Ruan Roelofse (RSA) v Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

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Lloyd Harris (RSA) v Mirza Fundamental (BIH)

Saturday, 7 March 2020 (14:00 SA time begin)

Raven Klaasen (RSA) / Ruan Roelofse (RSA) v Mirza Fundamental (BIH) and Nerman Fatic (BIH)

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Lloyd Harris (RSA) v Damir Dzumhur (BIH)

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Ruan Roelofse (RSA) v Mirza Fundamental (BIH)

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