Venus and Puetz reach first final together
Michael Venus and his new German partner Tim Puetz have won through to their first ATP final together in just their third tournament since joining forces after the French Open.
Venus and Puetz have quickly got over the disappointment of losing early at Wimbledon by reaching the final of the ATP 500 tournament on clay in Hamburg.
They have beaten the Kazakhstani pair of Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev 5-3 6-4 in 1 hour and 14 minutes. The second seeds had received a walkover win into the semis on Friday.
It’s an encouraging result for the new combination who reached the semi finals at the ATP grass court tournament in Halle in Germany prior to Wimbledon.
Venus and Puetz will take on either the German Romanian combination of Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau or American Jamie Cerretani and Mexican Hans Hach Verdugo who meet tomorrow.
Meanwhile Erin Routliffe and her Belgian doubles partner Kimberley Zimmerman have won through to the semi finals at the rain hit WTA tournament in Lausanne in Switzerland. They’ve beaten Russian Alexandra Panova and German Julia Wachaczyk 6-2 4-6 10-6 in 1 hour 25. Routliffe and Zimmermann will face the Swiss pair of Susan Bandecchi and Simona Waltert for a place in the final.
And Ajeet Rai and his Australian doubles partner Jeremy Beale are through to the final at an ITF tournament in Monastir in Tunisia. They have beaten Alexandr Binda and Lorenzo Rottoli 3-6, 6-4, 10-8, in an hour and 12 minutes.
Rai and Beale face the top seeds Frenchman Arthur Bouquier and Argentina’s Santiago Fa Rodriguez Taverna for the title.