Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus lose their respective ATP 500 doubles semi finals

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Marcus Daniell and his Austrian partner Philipp Oswald have come within a whisker of winning through to the double’s final at the ATP 500 tournament at the Queen’s Club in London.

They have been beaten 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 in 1 hour 23 by French Open champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, having had three match points in the match tie break.

Daniell and Oswald now head to the ATP250 tournament in Mallorca where they are the second seeds and face the Dutch pair of Sander Arends and Matwe Middelkoop in the first round.

Meanwhile Michael Venus and his new German partner Tim Puetz have lost their semi final at the ATP 500 tournament in Halle in Germany 7-6 (4)6-2 in 1 hour 28 to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz. Venus and Puetz now head to London to prepare for Wimbledon which starts on Monday week.

Former Kiwi Cameron Norrie who grew up in Auckland but plays for Britain has continued a super run of form this season by reaching the singles final at Queen’s Club. He has beaten Canadian Denis Shapovalov 7-5 6-3 in the semis and will face world number nine Italian Matteo Berrettini for the title. Norrie’s ranking is poised to climb to a career high of 34 if he loses the final and 29 if he wins it.

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