Venus and Murray reach Madrid semi finals
Michael Venus and his British partner Jamie Murray are through to their second straight ATP semi-final together. The 8th seeds have advanced to the semi-finals at the Madrid Masters 1000 tournament after 7-6 (5) 7-6 (7) win over Italian Simone Bolelli and Croatia’s Ivan Dodig.
The tight match in which there were no breaks of serve lasted an hour and 54 minutes. Venus and Murray will face 5th seeded Colombians Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah for a place in the final.
Venus and Murray are playing together due to the ankle injury suffered by the Kiwi’s regular partner German Tim Puetz at the Monte Carlo Masters last month. Venus and Murray will team up again at next week’s Rome Masters. Puetz is hoping to return to team up with Venus at the Geneva Open, the week before the French Open which starts in just over two weeks.