Venus rac­ing clock

Hawke's Bay Today - - Sport -

TEN­NIS: New Zealand dou­bles star Michael Venus has posted a ma­jor win at the Shang­hai Masters. Venus and his South African part­ner Raven Klaasen have beaten ex-Kiwi Ben McLach­lan and his Ger­man part­ner Jan Len­nard Struff 6-3 6-3 to reach the quar­ter-fi­nals at the ATP Masters 1000 tour­na­ment. It’s also a re­sult that will en­hance their prospects of qual­i­fy­ing for the sea­son end­ing ATP World Tour Fi­nals in Lon­don. Mean­while, Venus’s fi­ance´e Sally is due to give birth to the cou­ple’s first child in Lon­don in the next few days.

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