Venus and Puetz beat French Open champs to reach Halle final
Michael Venus and his German partner Tim Puetz have gained revenge on the French Open champions to reach the doubles final at the ATP 500 tournament in Halle in Germany.
The third seeds have beaten Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo 6-3 6-4 in an hour and 14 minutes.
Venus and Puetz lost to their opponents, the eventual winners at Roland Garros last month.
Venus served brilliantly to come back from 0-40 at 5-3 in the first set to hold and take the opener. They broke Rojer once in each set to go on and complete an impressive victory.
Venus and Puetz who lost the final of the ATP 250 tournament in Stuttgart last week will face top seeds Spaniard Marcel Granollers and Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos in the final.
Meanwhile Venus and Puetz are provisionally the 6th seeds for Wimbledon.
Erin Routliffe and her Polish partner Alicja Rosolska are provisionally the 11th seeds in the ladies' doubles. The draw for the Championships is on Friday with the tournament starting on the 26th of June.