It’s over for New Zealander Michael Venus and his Australian doubles partner John Peers in the ATP tennis finals in London
Needing to beat top seeds Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares in straight sets to have a chance of reaching the doubles semi-finals, the Antipodes duo lost 6-7 (2) 6-3 10 -8
It was another agonizing defeat for Venus and her peers who again played well but failed to take a chance They were shattered in the opening game of the first set, but fought to take it in a tie break to keep their hopes alive
However, their tournament was effectively over when they lost the second set and Pavic and Soares took the tie break.
Despite the disappointment of three consecutive group defeats in London, the Covid season has been successful for Venus and Peers They have won the ATP 500 titles in Dubai and Hamburg as well as an ATP 250 title in Antwerp
« Yes, incredibly happy we normally have six weeks off in the offseason, but to have an extended break in the middle of the year you don’t know how things will be when you come back.
So being able to win in Dubai before Covid and shake things up when we get back is really nice I’m really happy with my game situation « Said Venus
Venus doesn’t know when he will play again with the yet to be finalized ATP schedule ahead of the Australian Open in January, but Venus says he should find out more next week
« I think seeing how the end of this year went, the tournaments will play out and we will have a schedule, it’s just a matter of place and weeks and filling those spots, so it’s just a matter of being ready once January arrives «
Meanwhile, the semi-finalists were found in singles with seeded Novak Djokovic to face third seed Dominic Thiem and second seed Rafael Nadal to play fourth seed Daniil Medvedev
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