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Venus beaten in Gstaad doubles final

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/07/2016

New Zealand doubles specialist Michael Venus and Croatian partner Mate Pavic have been beaten in the final of the Swiss Open in Gstaad.

Aiming for a fifth ATP doubles title of the year, Venus and Pavic were beaten 7-6(2) 6-2 by Chilean Julio Peralta and Argentina's Horacio Zabellos in just over an hour.

Venus, ranked 41st in the world, now turns his sights to Rio de Janeiro, where he will combine with 59th-ranked Marcus Daniell to represent New Zealand at the Olympics.

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