Sitak wins but Venus frustrated by weather delays

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

New Zealand doubles player Artem Sitak and his Portuguese partner Joao Souza have won through to the quarter finals at the ATP tournament in Lyon.

They’ve beaten Spaniard’s Marc Lopez and Fabrice Martin in an extremely close match 6-4, 6-7 (6) 11-9 in 1 hour 43.

They will take on top seeds, the French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut for a place in the semi-finals tonight.

For the second straight day rain in Geneva has prevented Michael Venus and his Aussie partner John Peers from getting on court for their first round doubles match against El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo and Dutchman Matwe Middelkoop.

It means Venus and Peers the second seeds will potentially play two matches tonight weather permitting. If they win their first round match due to start at 10-30pm they will play their quarter final a few hours later against the Swiss wildcards Dominic Stricker and Marc Huesler.

 

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