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Michael Venus (born 16 October 1987) is a New Zealand professional tennis player. He reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 274 in July 2011, but now normally plays singles only in Davis Cup matches for New Zealand. He is far better-known as a leading doubles player, whose highest ranking in this discipline is No. 11, gained in June 2019 after the French Open. He won the final of the 2017 French Open, partnering with American Ryan Harrison, and followed that with a runner-up finish in the 2017 US Open mixed doubles, with Chan Hao-ching of Chinese Taipei as his partner. He and Harrison qualified for the year-ending Nitto ATP Finals, where they won all three of their round-robin matches to qualify top of their group, but lost in the semi-finals to Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.

Michael Venus
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Country (sports) United States (2002 – 2010)
 New Zealand (2010 – )
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Born (1987-10-16) 16 October 1987 (age 31)
Auckland, New Zealand [1]
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed
CollegeLSU
CoachPat Harrison and Will Ward
Prize money$1,961,501
Singles
Career record11–19
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 274 (25 July 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQ2 (2009)
Doubles
Career record156–124
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 11 (10 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 11 (10 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2019)
French OpenW (2017)
WimbledonF (2018)
US Open3R (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2017)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2018)
French Open2R (2017)
WimbledonSF (2018)
US OpenF (2017)
Last updated on: 23 June 2019.

In 2018 he made the men's doubles final at Wimbledon with Raven Klaasen, losing to Mike Bryan and Jack Sock, and was a losing semi-finalist in the mixed doubles there as well, with Katarina Srebotnik. He and Klaasen qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals, but won only one round-robin match.

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Early yearsEdit

Venus's family moved to the United States, where he won the Boys’ 18 National Clay Courts in 2006. His idols were Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. He vacillated between going to college or turning professional and trying the senior tour, but decided to go for the College Conference.[2] Having represented the U.S. through college, he switched nationalities in June 2010 to the country of his birth, and began playing for the New Zealand Davis Cup team.

College years to professional careerEdit

Venus transferred to Louisiana State University from the University of Texas after his freshman year and sat out the 2006–2007 season, following NCAA guidelines. In his first year at LSU, Venus became the first LSU player to win the ITA Men’s All-American Championship at the national tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January 2008. He is one of only two Louisianan college players to finish in the top ten of the Campbell's ITA College Tennis Rankings in both singles and doubles in the same year (No. 7 in singles and No. 4 in doubles, respectively), which he accomplished in his final season in 2008–2009. He was a representative of the United States team in the BNP Paribas International University Challenge of Tennis in Poitiers, France in December 2009.[1]

College Accolades[1]
Year Title
2009 ITA Singles All-American
2009 ITA Doubles All-American
2009 SEC Player of the Year
2009 First-Team All-SEC
2009 SEC Honor Roll
2009 Louisiana Player of the Year
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 D’Novo All-American Champion
2008 First-Team All-SEC
2008 Louisiana Player of the Year
2008 D’Novo All-American Champion
2008 First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year

2007Edit

Venus finished the season winning the USA F26 Futures in doubles, partnering with Danny Bryan, losing only in the final of Thailand F3 Futures[3] thus peaking at 866 in singles on the ATP world tour.[4]

2008Edit

Despite playing the final of Baton Rouge Challenger with partner Ryan Harrison,[3] due to his singles performance Venus closed the year at the 1752nd position on the South African Airways ATP rankings.[4]

2009Edit

In July Venus clinched the title of USA F17 Futures beating Vasek Pospisil in the final. He reached the doubles final of the USA F19 Futures in August teaming with Colt Gaston losing in two straight sets. At the end of the month Venus earned a wild card to the qualifying draw of the 2009 US Open in which he advanced to the second round overcoming Uruguay's Marcel Felder in two sets but failing to qualify by losing to Giovanni Lapentti of Ecuador. In October The Venus-Harrison pair won the USA F24 Futures against fellow Kudla-Sarmiento and in November playing with Gaston they lost in the championship match in the USA F27 Futures against the Armenian-Russian duo Martirosyan-Sitak.[3] He reached his career year-end high of 587.[4]

2010Edit

Venus won another futures the USA F13 Futures tournament but lost in his first ever challenger series final in Qarshi against Blaž Kavčič in two tie-breaker sets. In the same year he won his first Davis Cup match representing New Zealand.[3] He advanced to 328 at year-end.[4]

2017Edit

The standout year in Venus's career began when he teamed up with Ryan Harrison to play doubles together for the first time in several years. Not only did they win titles in Estoril and Paris (the French Open), but they also qualified for the end of season Nitto ATP World Tour finals, where they lost in the semi-finals. At the end of the year Venus was ranked number 15 in the world, with Harrison one place below.

Venus's mixed doubles campaigns at Grand Slam events also improved through the year, losing in the first round in Melbourne, in the second in Paris, and in the third at Wimbledon, before going all the way to the final in New York.

2018Edit

Venus began the new year in Brisbane, where he teamed up with Marcelo Demoliner to win the first round but lose the second. Back to his home event in Auckland, Venus was given a wild card into the singles, but was unfortunate enough to draw World number 20 (and eventual winner) Roberto Bautista-Agut in the first round, being beaten 6–2, 6–1. In the doubles, he and new partner Raven Klaasen won their first two matches before being beaten 7–6 (7), 7–6 (6) in their semi-final by Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald.

Seeded 8th in the Australian Open, Venus and Klaasen lost a titanic first set tie-break 14–16, and a more straightforward one in the second set, to go down 7–6 (14), 7–6 (4) to Scott Lipsky and David Marrero. Venus and Chan won their first mixed doubles match comfortably, but were well-beaten in the second round by eventual semi-finalists Marcelo Demoliner and María José Martínez Sánchez.

The first round of the Asia/Pacific Group I Davis Cup took place in Tianjin, China, at the start of February. Venus played the second singles rubber for New Zealand after Rubin Statham had won the first, but he lost to Zhang Ze after winning the first set. New Zealand lost the doubles, and then the first reverse singles, so the dead fifth rubber was not played. His next ATP tournament was in Rotterdam, where he and Klaasen lost in the first round.

They then went to Marseille, where they won the Open 13 Provence. It was special for Venus on two counts – he was winning the tournament for the second time, having been successful with Mate Pavić in 2016, and it was also the first time that two New Zealanders had contested an ATP World Tour doubles final on opposite sides of the net, the runners-up being Marcus Daniell (New Zealand) and Dominic Inglot. This had previously happened only in one Challenger (Daniell and Rubin Statham in Adelaide in 2014) and several ITF Futures events. A week later they were in Dubai, where they lost in the second round.

Next stop on tour was the first Masters 1000 tournament for the year, in Indian Wells. Venus and Klaasen beat Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the first round, but were then well-beaten by eighth seeds Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram. Ram and Klaasen had combined to win the tournament the previous year, but Dodig and Ram went out in the next round to the eventual champions, John Isner and Jack Sock. Venus and Klaasen had immediate revenge over Dodig and Ram, beating them in the first round at Miami, before beating Isner and Donald Young in the second round. They lost a titanic quarter-final battle to the Bryan brothers, going down 8–10 in the match tie-break.

Venus and Klaasen started the European clay court season at the Monte-Carlo Masters. After an easy win in the first round, and a walkover in the second, they lost 7–6 (8), 6–3 to Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in the quarter-finals. Looking to defend the title he had won at Estoril the previous year, Venus and Klaasen were beaten in the first round. In Madrid they made it through to the quarter-finals, losing to Nikola Mektic and Alexander Peya, while in Rome they lost in the second round to Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.

Moving on to Roland-Garros to defend his title in the French Open, Venus and Klaasen were seeded 10th, and disposed of French teams in the first two rounds, before meeting eighth seeds Mektic and Peya in the third round. The higher-ranked pair were again their nemesis, but the win was not without a struggle, as the final score of 7–6 (2), 7–6 (4) would indicate. Venus and Chan Hao-ching teamed up again for the mixed doubles, but were well-beaten in the first round by Matwe Middelkoop and Demi Schuurs.

Venus and Klaasen started their grass court season at 's-Hertogenbosch, where Venus had won the title two years earlier with Mate Pavić. Ironically it had been Klaasen who was on the losing end that day, and his then partner, Dominic Inglot, faced the pair in the final, this time alongside Croatian Franko Škugor. In a very tight match, it was the European pair who prevailed 7–6 (3), 7–5. They then moved on to Halle where, as seeds, it was a surprise that they were beaten in the first round by Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff. Their last tournament before Wimbledon was at Eastbourne where, again slightly surprisingly, they lost in the second round to Ken and Neal Skupski.

Wimbledon would be another milestone in Venus's career, as he came so close to winning his second major title, and was only one step further back in pursuit of a mixed doubles crown as well. In the men's doubles, Venus and Klaasen had straightforward wins in the first two rounds, followed by marathon five set encounters in the next two over Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa and then Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares, the latter a nice revenge for the loss in Rome. The semi-final win over Frederik Nielsen and Joe Salisbury took four sets, but the final against Mike Bryan and Jack Sock was a classic encounter: another five set match in which all four players demonstrated moments of absolute magic, but it was the American pair who eventually prevailed, the final score being 6–3, 6–7 (7), 6–3, 5–7, 7–5.

Venus had a new partner in Katarina Srebotnik for the mixed doubles. Seeded ninth, they had a bye in the first round, then took three sets to beat Andrei Vasilevski and Anastasia Rodionova, and three more to beat the fifth seeds Nikola Mektic and Venus's former doubles partner Chan Hao-ching in a gripping encounter. In the quarter-finals they had an easy finish over Ivan Dodig and Chan's sister Latisha after splitting the first two sets, but Srebotnik losing her serve in both sets spelt the end of their run when they reached the semi-final, going down 6–4, 6–4, to Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya.

After a short break, Venus and Klaasen headed to Washington DC, where they went down in the semi-finals of the Citi Open to Murray and Soares in straight sets, 7–5, 7–6 (2). From there they went to the Rogers Cup in Toronto, where they beat Artem Sitak and Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round, before defeating the seeded pairs of Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, their Wimbledon conquerors Mike Bryan and Jack Sock, and finally the top seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic to reach the final against second seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers. They lost the first set when Klaasen lost both his service games, but saved three match points in the second set tie-break before eventually succumbing 10–6 in the match tie-break. They followed that up with the next Masters 1000 event, in Cincinnati, where they lost in the second round to Kubot and Melo.

In the US Open Venus played both men's and mixed doubles, losing in the second round in both. In the men's event he and Klaasen were seeded eighth, but lost to Maximo Gonzalez and Nicolás Jarry in straight sets after beating singles specialists Lukas Lacko and John Millman. In the mixed doubles he again played with Srebotnik, and they were the seventh seeds. They defeated former Grand Slam champions Laura Siegemund and Rohan Bopanna in the first round before falling to Raluca Olaru and Franko Skugor in the second, beaten 16–14 in a monumental match tie-break which lasted 22 minutes.

From there Venus travelled to Korea, where he joined the New Zealand team in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I relegation playoff tie against the hosts. Playing only singles, Venus lost to Lee Duck-hee and Hong Seong-chan. Losing the tie 2–3, New Zealand returned to the Asia/Oceania Group II for the first time in five years.

Next stop on the tournament circuit was the Japan Open in Tokyo, where Venus and Klaasen went all the way to the final, where they were beaten by Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff. They got their revenge on that pair just days later, when beating them in the second round of the Shanghai Masters, before losing yet another close match with Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo. Venus then raced back to London to be with his fiancée, Sally Trafford, for the birth of their first child on October 14.

A couple of weeks later it was time for the Paris Masters, where they lost in the quarter-finals to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau. Having qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals, they disappointingly opened their round-robin with a loss in a match tie-break against Murray and Soares, before beating Mektic and a still-recovering Peya in two tie-break sets, but lost the final round-robin match to Cabal and Farah in straight sets.

2019Edit

Venus and Klaasen started the year in Auckland at the ASB Classic, where they had revenge for their loss in Miami to the Bryan brothers by beating them comfortably in the semi-final, before once again finding Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff too strong in a final, being beaten 6-3, 6-4.

Seeded sixth, Venus and Klaasen lost the first set in their first round match at the Australian Open, but took the next two to beat Bradley Klahn and Mikhail Kukushkin. They then had straight sets wins over Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof in the second round, and Marcelo Demoliner and Frederik Nielsen in the third, before surprisingly being beaten in the quarter-finals by Leonardo Mayer and João Sousa, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Venus had another new partner in the mixed doubles, rising American star Danielle Collins, but they were beaten in the first round by Chan Hao-ching and Jean-Julien Rojer.

After consecutive first-round losses in Rotterdam, Marseille and Dubai, Venus and Klaasen turned the corner at the first ATP Masters 1000 event of the year, in Indian Wells. Seeded seventh, they gained revenge over McLachlan and Struff when beating them in the second round, before losing in a match tie-break in the quarter-finals to third seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić. They had saved two match points in the second set at 4-5, 30-40, but were eventually beaten 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-5.

Another first round loss followed when they went to Miami, this time to Matwe Middelkoop and Diego Schwartzman, before disaster struck when Venus took in an extra tournament for clay court practice before the next Masters 1000 tournament in Monte Carlo. He teamed up with Tim Pütz in Marrakech, but they had to retire from their first round match when Venus rolled his left ankle. What was initially thought to be a sprain at worst turned out to involve enough damage to the ankle ligaments to put his whole European clay court campaign in jeopardy.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 French Open Clay   Ryan Harrison   Santiago González
  Donald Young
7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Loss 2018 Wimbledon Grass   Raven Klaasen   Mike Bryan
  Jack Sock
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–5, 5–7

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2017 US Open Hard   Chan Hao-ching   Martina Hingis
  Jamie Murray
1–6, 6–4, [8–10]

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 Toronto Hard   Raven Klaasen   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]
Loss 2019 Rome Clay   Raven Klaasen   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
1–6, 3–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 22 (9 titles, 13 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–2)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7–8)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–8)
Grass (2–2)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2015 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France 250 Series Clay   Mate Pavić   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–7]
Loss 1–1 Jul 2015 Colombia Open, Colombia 250 Series Hard   Mate Pavić   Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  Radek Štěpánek
5–7, 3–6
Loss 1–2 Oct 2015 Stockholm Open, Sweden 250 Series Hard (i)   Mate Pavić   Nicholas Monroe
  Jack Sock
5–7, 2–6
Win 2–2 Jan 2016 Auckland Open, New Zealand 250 Series Hard   Mate Pavić   Eric Butorac
  Scott Lipsky
7–5, 6–4
Win 3–2 Feb 2016 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Mate Pavić   Alexander Zverev
  Mischa Zverev
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–2 Feb 2016 Open 13, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Mate Pavić   Jonathan Erlich
  Colin Fleming
6–2, 6–3
Loss 4–3 May 2016 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France (2) 250 Series Clay   Mate Pavić   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Win 5–3 Jun 2016 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass   Mate Pavić   Dominic Inglot
  Raven Klaasen
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Loss 5–4 Jul 2016 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Mate Pavić   Julio Peralta
  Horacio Zeballos
6–7(2–7), 2–6
Loss 5–5 Sep 2016 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard   Mate Pavić   Julio Peralta
  Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 5–6 Oct 2016 Stockholm Open, Sweden (2) 250 Series Hard (i)   Mate Pavić   Elias Ymer
  Mikael Ymer
1–6, 1–6
Loss 5–7 Oct 2016 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland 500 Series Hard (i)   Robert Lindstedt   Marcel Granollers
  Jack Sock
3–6, 4–6
Win 6–7 May 2017 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay   Ryan Harrison   David Marrero
  Tommy Robredo
7–5, 6–2
Win 7–7 Jun 2017 French Open, France Grand Slam Clay   Ryan Harrison   Santiago González
  Donald Young
7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Win 8–7 Feb 2018 Open 13, France (2) 250 Series Hard (i)   Raven Klaasen   Marcus Daniell
  Dominic Inglot
6–7(2–7), 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 8–8 Jun 2018 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands (2) 250 Series Grass   Raven Klaasen   Dominic Inglot
  Franko Škugor
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Loss 8–9 Jul 2018 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass   Raven Klaasen   Mike Bryan
  Jack Sock
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Loss 8–10 Aug 2018 Canadian Open, Canada Masters 1000 Hard   Raven Klaasen   Henri Kontinen
  John Peers
2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]
Loss 8–11 Oct 2018 Japan Open, Japan 500 Series Hard (i)   Raven Klaasen   Ben McLachlan
  Jan-Lennard Struff
4–6, 5–7
Loss 8–12 Jan 2019 Auckland Open, New Zealand (2) 250 Series Hard   Raven Klaasen   Ben McLachlan
  Jan-Lennard Struff
3–6, 4–6
Loss 8–13 May 2019 Italian Open, Italy Masters 1000 Clay   Raven Klaasen   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
1–6, 3–6
Win 9–13 Jun 2019 Halle Open, Germany 500 Series Grass   Raven Klaasen   Łukasz Kubot
  Marcelo Melo
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]

Challenger/ITF Tour FinalsEdit

Singles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner–up 1. 18 June 2007 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Nathan Thompson 6–7(0–7), 3–6
Winner 1. 19 July 2009 Peoria, USA Clay   Vasek Pospisil 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 13 June 2010 Loomis, USA Hard   Dimitar Kutrovsky 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–3
Runner–up 2. 21 August 2010 Qarshi, Uzbekistan Hard   Blaž Kavčič 6–7(6–8), 6–7(5–7)
Runner–up 3. 23 May 2011 Andijan, Uzbekistan Hard   Harri Heliövaara 4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. 14 November 2011 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Benjamin Mitchell 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–2), 0–6
Winner 3. 14 October 2012 Margaret River, Australia Hard   Adam Feeney 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

Doubles: 21 (12 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (8–8)
ITF Futures (4–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 27 April 2008 Baton Rouge Hard   Ryan Harrison   Phillip Simmonds
  Tim Smyczek
6–2, 1–6, [4–10]
Runner–up 2. 9 September 2012 Alice Springs F6 Hard   Samuel Groth   Adam Feeney
  Nick Lindahl
6–4, 2–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 28 October 2012 Traralgon F11 Clay   Rubin Statham   Matthew Barton
  Michael Look
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Winner 2. 2 December 2012 Jakarta F3 Hard   Tim Puetz   Brydan Klein
  Dane Propoggia
7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 24 March 2013 Costa Mesa F8 Hard   Michael McClune   Cho Min Hyeok
  Nam Ji Sung
6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 2 June 2013 Bacău F3 Clay   Bradley Klahn   Piotr Gadomski
  Tristan Lamasine
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [14–12]
Runner–up 3. 9 June 2013 Fürth Clay   Christian Harrison   Colin Ebelthite
  Rameez Junaid
4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 7 July 2013 Winnetka Hard   Yuki Bhambri   Somdev Devvarman
  Jack Sock
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 6. 21 July 2013 Binghamton Hard   Bradley Klahn   Adam Feeney
  John-Patrick Smith
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 4. 28 July 2013 Lexington Hard   Bradley Klahn   Frank Dancevic
  Peter Polansky
3–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 17 November 2013 Yokohama Hard   Bradley Klahn   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
7–5, 6–1
Winner 8. 8 February 2014 Chennai Hard   Yuki Bhambri   N. Sriram Balaji
  Blaž Rola
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner–up 5. 9 March 2014 Kyoto Hard (i)   Sanchai Ratiwatana   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [4–10]
Runner–up 6. 16 March 2014 Irving Hard   John-Patrick Smith   Santiago González
  Scott Lipsky
6–4, 6–7(7–9), [7–10]
Runner–up 7. 6 April 2014 Guadeloupe Hard   Gero Kretschmer   Tomasz Bednarek
  Adil Shamasdin
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]
Winner 9. 27 April 2014 Savannah Clay (Green)   Ilija Bozoljac   Facundo Bagnis
  Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
7–5, 6–2
Winner 10. 15 June 2014 Nottingham Grass   Rameez Junaid   Ruben Bemelmans
  Go Soeda
4–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–6]
Winner 11. 4 April 2015 Ra'anana Hard   Mate Pavić   Rameez Junaid
  Adil Shamasdin
6–1, 6–4
Runner–up 8. 12 April 2015 Batman Hard   Mate Pavić   Aslan Karatsev
  Yaraslav Shyla
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Winner 12. 19 April 2015 Mersin Clay   Mate Pavić   Riccardo Ghedin
  Ramkumar Ramanathan
5–7, 6–3, [10–4]
Runner–up 9. 23 August 2015 Vancouver Hard   Yuki Bhambri   Treat Huey
  Frederik Nielsen
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), [5–10]

Davis Cup (30)Edit

Group membership
World Group (0)
Group I (11–12)
Group II (3–4)
Group III (0)
Group IV (0)
Rubber outcome No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 3–2; 9–11 July 2010; TSB Hub, Hawera, New Zealand; Group II Asia/Oceania Second round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 1. II Singles   Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 6–7(2–7), 6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 13–15
Defeat 2. III Doubles (with Marcus Daniell) Aqeel Khan / Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 6–7(6–8), 3–6, 2–6
 3–2; 17–19 September 2010; National Tennis Development Centre, Nonthaburi, Thailand; Group II Asia/Oceania Third round; Hard surface
Victory 1. I Singles   Thailand Weerapat Doakmaiklee 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
Defeat 3. III Doubles (with Daniel King-Turner) Sanchai Ratiwatana / Sonchat Ratiwatana 6–0, 7–6(8–6), 0–6, 3–6, 4–6
Defeat 4. IV Singles Kittipong Wachiramanowong 5–7, 6–7(6–8), 2–6
 2–3; 4–6 March 2011; Sport Complex Pahlavon, Namangan, Uzbekistan; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Clay (i) surface
Defeat 5. III Doubles (with Marcus Daniell)   Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov / Denis Istomin 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 4–6
Victory 2. V Singles (dead rubber) Vaja Uzakov 6–3, 6–0
 5–0; 8–10 July 2011; TSB Hub, Hawera, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania First round play-off; Hard (i) surface
Victory 3. II Singles   Philippines Cecil Mamiit 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
 2–3; 10–12 February 2012; TECT Arena, Tauranga, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 6. II Singles   Uzbekistan Farrukh Dustov 6–3, 1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Defeat 7. III Doubles (with Daniel King-Turner) Farrukh Dustov / Denis Istomin 4–6, 6–7(4–7), 1–6
 0–5; 14–16 September 2012; CLTA Tennis Stadium, Chandigarh, India; Group I Asia/Oceania First round play-off; Hard surface
Defeat 8. III Doubles (with Daniel King-Turner)   India Vishnu Vardhan / Divij Sharan 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
 2–3; 19–21 October 2012; Kaohsiung Yangming Tennis Courts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round play-off; Hard surface
Defeat 9. II Singles   Chinese Taipei Huang Liang-chi 4–6, 6–7(0–7), 3–6
 3–2; 13–15 September 2013; Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines; Group II Asia/Oceania Third round; Hard surface
Victory 4. I Singles   Philippines Ruben Gonzales 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Victory 5. V Singles Treat Huey 5–7, 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
 1–3; 27–29 January 2014; Tianjin Tennis Center, Tianjin, China; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 10. I Singles   China Wu Di 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Victory 6. III Doubles (with Marcus Daniell) Gong Maoxin / Li Zhe 6–3, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
 4–1; 24–26 October 2014; Z Energy Wilding Park Tennis Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round play-off; Hard (i) surface
Victory 7. II Singles   Chinese Taipei Wang Chieh-fu 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3), 6–2
 4–1; 6–8 March 2015; ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard surface
Victory 8. I Singles   China Zhang Ze 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(3–7), 9–7
Victory 9. V Singles (dead rubber) Wang Chuhan 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
 2–3; 17–19 July 2015; Wilding Park Tennis Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round; Hard (i) surface
Victory 10. I Singles   India Somdev Devvarman 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Defeat 11. V Singles Yuki Bhambri 2–6, 2–6, 3–6
 1–3; 4–6 March 2016; Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center, Seoul, South Korea; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round; Hard surface
Defeat 12. II Singles   South Korea Chung Hyeon 4–6, 5–7, 1–6
Victory 11. III Doubles (with Artem Sitak) Lim Yong-kyu / Lee Duck-hee 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
 5–0; 16–18 September 2016; Wilding Park Tennis Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round play-off; Hard (i) surface
Victory 12. III Doubles (with Marcus Daniell)   Pakistan Mohammad Abid / Aqeel Khan 6–0, 6–1, 6–2
 1–4; 3–5 February 2017; Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, India; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard surface
Victory 13. III Doubles (with Artem Sitak)   India Leander Paes / Vishnu Vardhan 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(8–6), 6–3
 3–2; 7–9 April 2017; ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania First round play-off; Hard surface
Defeat 13. II Singles   South Korea Kwon Soon-woo 2–6, 2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Victory 14. V Singles Hong Seong-chan 6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
 1–3; 1–3 February 2018; Tianjin Tennis Center, Tianjin, China; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 14. II Singles   China Zhang Ze 7–5, 1–6, 2–6
 2–3; 14–15 September 2018; Gimcheon Sports Town Tennis Courts, Gimcheon, South Korea; Group I Asia/Oceania Relegation playoff, 2nd round playoff; Hard (i) surface
Defeat 15. II Singles   South Korea Lee Duck-hee 5–7, 7–6(9–7), 2–6
Defeat 16. V Singles Hong Seong-chan 6–7(5–7), 4–6

Performance timelinesEdit

DoublesEdit

Current till 2019 Wimbledon.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R QF 0 / 6 8–6
French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R W 3R 1R 1 / 6 8–6
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 3R 3R QF F SF 0 / 6 16–6
US Open A A A A 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 5 5–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–4 5–4 3–4 10–4 8–4 7–3 1 / 23 37–23
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify SF RR 0 / 2 4–3
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 2R QF 0 / 3 3–3
Miami Open A A A A A A A 1R QF 1R 0 / 3 2–3
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A QF A 0 / 1 2–1
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A QF A 0 / 1 2–1
Italian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R F 0 / 3 5–3
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 1R F 0 / 2 4–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A SF 2R 0 / 2 4–2
Shanghai Masters A A A A A A A 2R QF 0 / 2 1–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A 2R QF 0 / 2 2–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–7 15–9 6–3 0 / 19 25–19
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup Z2 Z1 Z1 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z1 0 / 0 4–5
Win–Loss 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0 / 1 4–6
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 3 4 / 9 2 / 2 1 / 5 0 / 2 8 / 21
Overall Win–Loss 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 9–14 22–19 41–18 29–30 40–26 18–11 161–125
Year-end ranking 628 548 288 127 62 44 32 15 16 56.29%

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R 2R 1R 1–3
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1–2
Wimbledon 1R 3R 1R 3R SF 7–5
US Open A A A F 2R 5–2
Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 0–1 7–4 5–4 0–1 14–12

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "College Spotlight: Michael Venus, LSU". usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d "Michael Venus – Activity". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "Michael Venus – Rankings history". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 9 February 2011.

External linksEdit