Venus and Puetz beaten in three sets

Monday, 05 September 2022

Michael Venus has had his time at the 2022 US Open come to an end in the third round of the doubles.

Venus and Tim Puetz lost their third round match to the Colombian pair of former world No 1 team of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6, 4-6, 3-6 in two hours 34 minutes. 

The New Zealander ranked sixth in the world was aiming to make the quarters of the US Open for the first time in his ninth attempt.

For Venus the loss was part of a match which they had within their grasp.

"I mean it's disappointing we knew it was going to be tough match. We put ourselves into a good position. we won the first set and had break points and then i played a loose game at 5-4 in the second and it gave them a bit of momentum and we weren't able to get back from there," said Venus.

The 34-year-old will now prepare for the Davis Cup against Finland and will travel to Helsinki later this week. 

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