Daniell and Oswald beaten at Paris Masters
Marcus Daniell's tennis season has come to an end in the second round of the Paris Masters.
Daniell and his Austrian partner Philipp Oswald have been beaten 6-4 6-2 in 1 hour and six minutes by 8th seeds Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger Vasselin.
The first set was tight, just the one break of serve when Oswald was broken in the 7th game. The French/Austrian pair took control with an early break in the second set and cruised to a comfortable win.
Daniell and Oswald couldn’t convert any of their five chances to break serve while Roger-Vasselin and Melzer broke three times from eight looks.
The defeat ends the season for Daniell and Oswald who as alternates got to play in Paris as a bonus. Daniell is expected to end the year ranked inside the world’s top 50. He’s currently 45th but that could change depending on other results.
Artem Sitak also got into the tournament as alternates and partnered with Hugo Nys. They lost 7-5, 7-6 (5) to Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski.
Michael Venus and his Australian partner John Peers meanwhile play their second round match tonight in Paris against American Austin Krajicek and Croatian Franko Skugor.