Rik de Voest

Tennis player

Rik De Voest is the top-ranked South African tennis ace and has just led the Davis Cup to a resounding 5-0 whitewash of Belarus. South Africa's victory has qualified the team for a place to compete in the world group playoffs for a return to the top rung of men's team tennis. This would end South Africa's 11-year wait to join the elite playing nations. The South African star engineered the 10th successive Davis Cup victory over Belarus. On the individual front, De Voest proved his mettle when he stormed to the final off the inaugural Soweto Open last month although he lost to Italian veteran Fabrice Santoro. � Phathisani Moyo

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