The main draw for South Africa’s Europe Africa Group H tennis tie against Bulgaria was held, ahead of this weekend’s Davis Cup action at the Kelvin Grove Club in Cape Town.

Friday’s action will start with South Africa’s number one Lloyd Harris taking on Bulgaria’s Alexandar Lazarov, before Ruan Roelofse faces Dimitar Kuzmanov.

For Harris it is very exciting to playing this tie in his hometown, and he has been enjoying the time at home.


Harris has really been enjoying the team environment, a far cry from the solitary life on the ATP circuit.

While the 22 year old who is ranked 100 in the world does represent South Africa every day on the circuit, he says playing under the country’s banner is special.

Saturday’s action will start with the doubles partnership of veteran Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse taking on Gabriel Donev and Alexander Donski and the 36 year old Klaasen says he is enjoying the mentorship role in the team.

And while he has been part of the Davis Cup set up for a decade and a half, this will be his first time playing in Cape Town, where he grew up, as the last time the Davis Cup was played in the Cape was 20 years ago. – Report by Rob Delport