Australian Open

Ben’s big Germany tourney

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown tennis pro Ben McLachlan and a veteran South African player have won a doubles tournament in Germany’s Cologne on their team debut. In the final last Sunday, McLachlan, 28 and Raven Klaasen, 38, beat the pairing of...
Twenty-three days into 2018, Queenstown pro tennis player Ben McLachlan smashed his goal for the entire year. McLachlan wanted to break into the top 40 doubles world rankings – but by qualifying for the doubles semi-finals of the Australian Open,...

Ben’s big tennis break

"CRAZY", "surreal" and "bloody exciting". That's how Queenstowner Craig McLachlan describes his son Ben's incredible, career-defining run in the Australian Open tennis grand slam. Ben, 25, and his German doubles partner Jan-Lennard Struff qualified for today's semi-final after beating world no.1-ranked...
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