Venus and Peers sweep into Australian Open third round
New Zealand’s top ranked doubles player Michael Venus and his Australian partner John Peers have won through to the third round at the Australian Open in Melbourne.
They have cruised past Korean wildcards Ji-Sung Nam and Min-Kyu Song 6-4 6-3 in 1 hour and 09. Venus and Peers fired down seven aces and hit 27 winners in the match. They converted two of their eight break point chances and saved all four break points against their serve.
It’s the second straight year Venus and Peers have reached the third round at Melbourne Park. It will probably be Saturday before they find out who their third round opponents will be but could be fifth seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.
Meanwhile Kiwi Marcus Daniell and his Austrian partner Philip Oswald face German Dominik Koepfer and American Tennys Sandgren tomorrow for a place in the third round.