Venus and Puetz in brilliant win to reach Paris Masters final
Michael Venus and his German partner Tim Puetz are through to their third ATP doubles final of the year and biggest, at the Masters 1000 tournament in Paris.
They have continued their outstanding run of form to reach the title decider at the Paris Masters tomorrow morning.
Venus and Puetz have beaten in the inform Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 7-5 6-3 in the semi-finals, with the match lasting an hour and 28 minutes. It was a dominant performance from Venus and Puetz who converted three of their 10 break point chances and never faced a break point on serve in the match.
"It was another really complete match from us. We got through a few tricky serve games of our own early on and then managed our service games well after that. We were getting into a lot of return points and games today so we get if we could keep doing that we would eventually get a break of serve and we managed to do that." Venus said.
They will chase their second title together after winning the ATP 500 title on clay in Hamburg in July. They finished runner up at the ATP tournament in Washington DC in August before the US Open. Venus and Puetz will face French third seeds Nicolas Mahut and Pierre Hugues-Hubert for the title.
Venus and Puetz have been in great form since Puetz returned to the tour after a month off with a back injury suffered at the US Open and they reached the semi-finals at the Indian Wells Masters last month.
Meanwhile Ajeet Rai and Swiss partner Mirko Martinez have won back to back doubles titles in Tunisia. They have beaten the Belgian pair of Pierre Yves Bailly and Martin Katz 3-6 7-6 (5) 10-8 in the final.