Venus and Daniell to reunite for another ATP tournament after Davis Cup tie

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Michael Venus has confirmed he will team up with Marcus Daniell for the ATP 250 tournament in San Diego at the end of the month.

The New Zealanders won the bronze medal in the men’s doubles at the Tokyo Olympics last month and team up on Sunday NZT for the doubles rubber in the World Group qualifying tie against the Republic of Korea in Newport, Rhode Island.

After the tie Venus is reuniting with his family in San Diego who he hasn’t seen since Mid-April. Wife Sally and daughter’s Lila and Georgia will accompany him on Tour for the rest of the season.

After next week off Venus will play the San Diego Open from the 27th of September with Daniell his doubles partner.

“We'll have a week down in San Diego we will do some family things CC world in a few different things and then applying the tournament with Marcus and then there's another four or five days off until Indian Wells it will be nice kind of staying in the same area without too much travel and be able to spend time with them.” Venus said.

Playing with Daniell has come about because Venus’s regular partner Tim Puetz suffered an injury while serving at the US Open.

“It’s unfortunate he tore his oblique and it just popped when he was serving. He is back in Germany getting treatment and it's going to be another week before he starts hitting lightly and seeing how things go on court. So, we are just taking it one day at a time, he's doing all the things he needs to, and he will give me updates every so often and we'll decide from there. Fingers crossed he's ready for Indian Wells, but we'll just have to see what happens.” Venus said.

The world number 19 ranked Kiwi says if Puetz can’t play there is a possibility he could play Indian Wells with Daniell who is ranked 42nd, depending on the combined rankings cut off.

The Indian Wells Masters was rescheduled from late March to October due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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