20 September 2018

South Africa: Ramphadi Eases Into Quarter-Final Round in Sardinia

South African promising wheelchair tennis player Donald Ramphadi has eased into the quarter-final round of the Sardinia Open in Italy, with a straight sets win over Boriva Ivano.

The 25-year-old Ramphadi, playing in his second tournament since his classification as a quad player earlier this year, had little problems making his way into the last eight at Tennis Club Alghero dismissing the 55-year-old Italian 6-0 6-1.

'Today's match was great, I applied everything I was working on back at home and it worked. I was playing Boriva for the first time and he's a good player, but he was just giving me straight balls and I used that to my advantage,' said Ramphadi.

The big-serving Ramphadi took control from the outset and says he plans to approach his next match the same way.

'I was playing my best game today and will definitely carry the same attitude into the match against James Shaw,' added Ramphadi.

Ramphadi cleared the first hurdle in the International Tennis Federation One tournament, but the Limpopo player anticipates a quarter-final round whopper against the fourth seed and world No15 Shaw from Britain for a place in the last four.

'James seems like an experienced player, so it's definitely not going to be easy but I'm ready to face him,'Ramphadi concluded.

Quad ace Lucas Sithole and the country's top -anked women's player Kgothatso Montjane, will open their campaigns on Wednesday against Sam Schröder from the Netherlands and Ribeaud Annabelle from Switzerland respectively.

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