Venus and Peers reach final in Geneva

Friday, 21 May 2021

New Zealand’s top ranked doubles player Michael Venus and his Australian partner John Peers have won through to the final at the ATP 250 tournament in Geneva.

The second seeds have won a close match against Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Ecuador’s Gonzalo Escobar 4-6, 7-6 (2) 10-8 in 1 hour 33.

Venus and Peers were unable to convert any of their five break point chances but remained strong on serve after being broken once in the first set.

Venus and Peers will play Italy’s Simone Bolelli and Argentina’s Maximo Gonzalez for the title. Venus who is ranked 16 in the world will be chasing his 14th career ATP doubles title.

Venus and Peers were 18th in the race to qualify for the elite eight team field for the season ending ATP World Tour Finals in Turin before the tournmaent. A win in the final should see them climb to about 13th.

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