Kiwis ready for final hit out ahead of Australian Open

Sunday, 09 January 2022

It’s a busy week for the New Zealand doubles contingent across the Tasman as they fine tune their preparations for the Australian Open

Michael Venus has reunited with his regular partner Tim Puetz for the ATP tournament in Sydney, and they are the fourth seeds and have a bye into the second round. Venus and Puetz last played together in November winning the prestigious Paris Masters and have high hopes for 2022.

 Marcus Daniell and Denis Kudla after an encouraging performance last week in reaching the Melbourne quarter finals, have an interesting assignment in Sydney against wildcards Nick Kyrgios and Michail Pervolarakis.

Artem Sitak and Kwon Soon-Woo are at the ATP tournament in Adelaide and have been drawn against American Nick Monroe, a former partner of Sitak’s and young Dane Holger Rune who has been a world number one junior. Sitak and Kwon play later today.

Erin Routliffe has teamed up with Poland’s Alicja Rosolska for the WTA tournament in Adelaide and has been drawn against the Australian wild card pair of Annerley Poulos and Tina Smith in the first round.

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