Venus and Puetz come up short in final
Michael Venus and his German partner Tim Puetz have been beaten in the final of the ATP 250 tournament in Kitzbuhel in Austria.
Playing their sixth final together, the top seeds have been upset by the unseeded pair of Spaniard Pedro Martinez and Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
The final score was 5-7,6-4,10-8 in an hour and 58 minutes. Venus and Puetz now have a week off before heading to Montreal for the Masters 1000 tournament.
Venus and Puetz are eighth in the race to qualify for the season ending ATP Finals in Turin, featuring the top eight doubles pairs throughout the season.