Venus and Puetz into US Open doubles third round

Sunday, 04 September 2022
Michael Venus and German doubles partner, Tim Puetz have reached the third round of the doubles draw at the US Open after a tough encounter against a Portuguese duo.
Venus and Puetz defeated Nuno Borges and Francisco Cabral 6-4 7-6(3) in one hour 35 minutes in good conditions on court 10 with one break of serve in the match.
Cabral was broken in the middle of the first set to give the advantage to the New Zealand and German pair with Venus serving out one game to love in the first set and also in the second as well. 
"We knew it was going to be tough. The guys had a lot of success in Challengers this year and won an ATP title earlier this year, so happy to get through that," said Venus.
Venus and Puetz now face Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, the 13th seeds and former top ranked players in the third round.
Meanwhile in the mixed doubles Venus and Australian Ellen Perez Ellen Perez were well-beaten by Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) and David Vega Hernandez (Spain) 6-1 6-1 in the second round.

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