Friday , June 2 2023

Tennis: Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen make it easy for the ATP finals to open


Kiwi Michael Venus and his South African partner, Raven Klaasen, have lost a solid opening match at the ATP World Tour in London.

In the six-seeded elite season, ending the tournament, representing the eight eight teams that were on the move, this week, hours and 48 minutes were hit 7-6, (5) 4-6, 10-5 with four seeds, Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.

As a result, it shows that it was a tough game throughout, and Venus and Klaasen would kick themselves out because they had plenty of opportunities to control.

They transformed only three out of nine break points in terms of play, while the opponents won two out of five but played better ties.

There was a piece in the opening kit, and Venus and Claasen had three points, but they could not be converted, and the team was decided to hit the neck.

Despite the falls, the first set of Venus and Klaasen came out shooting at the second start.

They forced a decisive point in the Murray Discovery service after Venere had served to win a 2-0 lead.

But Claasen reduced his next service game to double the blame after Soares had created a break-even point with the return of the winner of the service.

Venus and Klaasen created a breakpoint in the Devarey game Soares serves, but Murray came up with a great volleyball to eliminate the threat.

Soares then two wonderful return service winners at Venus serve to create a decisive point in the next game, while the tremendous first served out got Kiwi and South Africa out of trouble.

Muriel then had two double defects served by two teams, Venus and Klaasen, and Klaasen won a nice return to stop and take the designated match 6-4 to force a decision on the game.

Murray and Soaress won the 4-1 goal, while the Brazilians lost their net two service points to keep Venus and Claseen in it.

But Venus reduced his next two service points and the fourth seed continued to win the tie tie break 10-4.

The queue format means that Venus and Klaasen are still very much in place for the semifinals.

They have two ore with the second seeds of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah from Colombia, and the seventh sowing of Croatia by Nikola Mektic and Austrian Alexander Peya.

Two teams in each group go to the semi-finals.

Last year, Venus and American Ryan Harrison won three round robin games before losing to the semifinals.

It's a lucrative year for the Venus season, which has earned a $ 543,000 cash prize so far after reaching the Toronto Masters 1000 finale and finals.

Each pair earns $ 100,000 USD as an exhibition fee in London with $ 38,000 for each tournament victory.

The semifinals win $ 103,000 and $ 200,000 for winning the finals.

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