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Venus and Pavic miss fifth doubles title

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/09/2016

A file photo of Michael Venus at the 2015 Heineken Open Classic at Auckland Tennis Centre © Getty A file photo of Michael Venus at the 2015 Heineken Open Classic at Auckland Tennis Centre Kiwi tennis player Michael Venus and Croatian partner Mate Pavic have lost the doubles final at the Moselle Open in France.

Ranked No.3 for the ATP tournament in Metz, Venus and Pavic were beaten 6-3 7-6(4) by the unseeded Julio Peralta of Chile and Argentinian Horacio Zeballos.

It was the seventh ATP final of 2016 for Venus and Pavic, who have won four times.

Venus and Pavic now travel to China to play in the Shenzhen ATP event.

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