SA’s Lloyd Harris cracks ATP top 100
With Kevin Anderson at No 5, it is the first time in 15 years two South Africans are in the top 100
SA’s "other" men’s singles player Lloyd Harris made a significant career breakthrough this week when he moved into the top 100 on the ATP tour rankings. Harris‚ 21‚ claimed his third ATP Challenger Tour title with victory at the Launceston Open in Tasmania on Sunday and moved up 19 places when the rankings were released on Monday. The prize money and rankings points on the tour’s second tier are meagre‚ but that is how the other half of professional tennis players scrape out a living as they slowly work their way up. Or down‚ depending on the stage of their careers. Harris is most certainly on the way up and the R1.1m he has accumulated in prize money is enough to allow him to stress less about bills and the cost of travelling the world‚ and focus more on his tennis. A year ago he was ranked in the 300s and on Monday he was up to 100 to join world No 5 Kevin Anderson as the other South African male in the top 100. It is the first time in 15 years two South Africans have been in the ...