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NZ doubles pair set for Rio

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/07/2016

Tennis players Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell are set to compete at the Rio Olympics after being named in the provisional entry list by the International Tennis Federation.

The pair have been named on list of 32 combinations for the men's doubles from 25 countries.

They have partnered each other in the Davis Cup for New Zealand but usually have different partners on the pro circuit.

Venus is paired with Croatia's Mate Pavic at Wimbledon and have reached the second round while Daniell and his American partner Bran Baker were knocked out in the first round.

The provisional singles list does not include Marina Erakovic who has reached the third round at Wimbledon after beating former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic in three sets.

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