Logout

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
9.5 C
Masterton

ADVERTISE WITH US

My Account

- Advertisement -

NZ pair make semis

Marcus Daniell, left, and Michael Venus celebrate a point during their first-round win in Tokyo. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES

TENNIS

CHRIS COGDALE
[email protected]

Wairarapa’s Marcus Daniell will play off for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics after he and Michael Venus stunned the Colombian third seeds in the men’s double quarterfinals.

Daniell and Venus won a tense encounter over Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farrah 10-7 in a super tiebreaker.

The Kiwi pair comfortably took the first set 6-3 in 33 minutes, only for Cabal and Farrah to fight back and win the second set by the same score.

In the super tiebreaker, the first to 10, an early break gave Daniell and Venus a 7-4 advantage, but the Colombians fought back to 7-6 before the Kiwis broke serve, leaving it for Venus to serve out the match.

Related Articles

- Advertisement -
Trending
Masterton
light rain
9.5 ° C
11.1 °
9.5 °
98 %
2kmh
100 %
Mon
11 °
Tue
15 °
Wed
13 °
Thu
12 °
Fri
15 °