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Tennis: Michael Venus hails best doubles win of his career

Top ranked New Zealand doubles player Michael Venus is describing his win at the French Open overnight as the best of his career.

Venus and his American partner Ryan Harrison are through to the third round after an impressive victory over the fourth seeds Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Brazil's Marcelo Melo.

Venus and Harrison served near flawless tennis winning 6-4, 6-7 (7-5) 6-3 in one hour and 50 minutes in the match out on court 17.

"Definitely is up there, these guys are the fourth seeds and to do it at one of the four majors is what you want to do, come out and play well at one of these tournaments. "Venus said.

The pair never faced a break point against their serve the entire match and Venus says that was a key factor in their win.

"I think we had a pretty good first serve percentage also and once we are doing that and not giving away free points it makes it tough for the other guys to get a rhythm and helps us.

So I am really pleased with how we played. I hadn't even won a set here in previous years so am really excited to be in the position we are now."

From the moment they broke serve in the opening game of the match Venus and Harrison never looked back despite losing the second set tie breaker.

"It was the opposite to our first round match where we got broken first and were a little tense and up tight and didn't play our normal game or style, so that helped our game and we continued from there."

They closed out the first set in 33 minutes and games went with serve throughout the second to go to a tie breaker.


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