Campaigns over for Venus and Daniell at Roland Garros

Friday, 04 June 2021

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell have both suffered surprise second round doubles exits from the French Tennis Open in Paris.

Venus the 2017 champion and his Australian partner John Peers were the 10th seeds, but they have been beaten 6-4 7-6 (5) by Germany’s Jan Lennard Struff and Dutchman Robin Hasse. It was a tight match throughout with three breaks of serve in the opening set but none in the second and the loss marks the end of Venus’s partnership with Peers. The Kiwi announced last week he has decided to team up with Germany’s Tim Puetz from the start of the grass court season. They had entered next week’s tournament in Stuttgart together, but Puetz is through to the third round of the doubles at Roland Garros and if he keeps winning will have to pull out.

16th seeds Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald have been overwhelmed by Frenchman Benoit Paire and Monaco’s Romain Arneodo 6-0 6-4 in 53 minutes in their second-round doubles match. Paire and Arneodo converted all four of their break point chances and didn’t face a break point against their serve. Daniell and Oswald will now head to Stuttgart to start their build up to Wimbledon at the ATP 250 tournament next week.

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