A South African judge has postponed the sentencing hearing in the case of former doubles tennis champion, Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape.

Last month, Judge Bert Bam also found that 75-year-old Hewitt guilty of sexual assault. The offenses were committed in the 1980s and 1990s, when Hewitt's three accusers were minors.

Hewitt's attorney Terry Price asked the court for the delay on Friday until an expert witness could compile a report. Price said he would appeal the judge's guilty verdict.