Michael Venus (tennis)
Michael Venus (born 16 October 1987) is a New Zealand professional tennis player. He has a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 8, first gained in August 2019 after winning in Halle. He won the 2017 French Open partnering Ryan Harrison, and followed with a runner-up finish in the 2017 US Open mixed doubles partnering Chan Hao-ching. Venus and Harrison qualified for the year-end championships ATP Finals, where they won all three of their round-robin matches but lost in the semifinals to Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.
|Country (sports)|| United States (2002 – 2010)|
New Zealand (2010 – )
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Born||16 October 1987|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Pat Harrison, Davide Sanguinetti and William Ward|
|Career record||11–20 (35.5% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches)|
|Highest ranking||No. 274 (25 July 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||Q2 (2009)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (5 August 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 16 (4 October 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2019)|
|French Open||W (2017)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (2019)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2018, 2020)|
|French Open||2R (2017)|
|US Open||F (2017, 2019)|
|Last updated on: 13 September 2021.|
In 2018 Venus made the men's doubles final at Wimbledon with Raven Klaasen, losing to Mike Bryan and Jack Sock, and was a semifinalist in the mixed doubles there as well, with Katarina Srebotnik. He and Klaasen qualified for the ATP Finals, but won only one round-robin match. They also qualified in 2019, finishing runners-up. In the meantime Venus and Chan Hao-ching again finished runners-up in the US Open mixed doubles. Venus and John Peers qualified for the 2020 ATP Finals, but lost very close contests in all three of their round-robin matches.
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. 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.
|2009||ITA Singles All-American|
|2009||ITA Doubles All-American|
|2009||SEC Player of the Year|
|2009||SEC Honor Roll|
|2009||Louisiana Player of the Year|
|2008||D’Novo All-American Champion|
|2008||Louisiana Player of the Year|
|2008||D’Novo All-American Champion|
|2008||Louisiana Newcomer of the Year|
Venus finished the season winning the USA F26 Futures in doubles, partnering with Danny Bryan, losing only in the final of Thailand F3 Futures thus peaking at 866 in singles on the ATP world tour.
Despite playing the final of Baton Rouge Challenger with partner Ryan Harrison, due to his singles performance Venus closed the year at the 1752nd position on the South African Airways ATP rankings.
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. He reached his career year-end high of 587.
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. He advanced to 328 at year-end.
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.
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.
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, but he recovered so well that he was fit enough to return for the Italian Open a month later. He and Klaasen went all the way to the final, where they were beaten by Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
The French Open was a very disappointing tournament for Venus, beaten in the first round of both the men's doubles and mixed doubles, the latter with a new partner in Galina Voskoboeva. From there it was on to grass for the first time this year, in 's-Hertogenbosch, where Venus and Klaasen lost to Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof in the second round. They followed that up with their first title of the year, in Halle, beating Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the final for a perfect lead-up to Wimbledon.
The home of grass court tennis proved almost as good to them as it had a year earlier, this time getting as far as the semi-finals. Seeded third, they had three straight sets victories to start, before a marathon five set win over Henri Kontinen and John Peers in their quarter-final. The semi-final saw them come up against Cabal and Farah yet again, the Colombians prevailing in four sets. They would go on to win the title and become joint World Number One in the doubles rankings. Venus teamed up again with Katarina Srebotnik for the mixed doubles, where they were seeded 10th and received a bye to the second round, where they lost a really tight match to the French Open semi-finalists Nadiia Kichenok and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
The first stop in preparing for the US Open was in Washington, where Venus and Klaasen took out their second ATP500 title for the year, beating Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău in the final. Venus said afterwards that the decider to win the title was possibly the best match tie-break they had ever played.
At the US Open, Venus again teamed with Klaasen as number 3 seed in the men's doubles, and with Chan Hao-ching as number 1 seed in the mixed doubles, the first time ever that a New Zealand player had been top seed in a Grand Slam event. In the men's doubles, Venus and Klaasen had an easy first round win against Adrian Mannarino and Gilles Simon, the latter being badly hampered by an injury which he had picked up in his previous singles match. In the second round, though, they were beaten in a major upset by Miomir Kecmanović and Casper Ruud, in a match where their percentage of first serves in play was way below their opponents' level.
In contrast to the men's doubles, Venus and Chan progressed majestically through their first four matches without dropping a set, beating Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig, 7–6 (3), 7–5, in the semi-final. In the final they came up against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jamie Murray who, incredibly, were not seeded, despite winning the previous year. The major difference between the pairs was that Chan could hold serve only once in the match, and the defending champions eventually won comfortably, 6–2, 6–3, in 59 minutes. It was Murray's third title in a row, having partnered Martina Hingis to beat Chan and Venus in 2017.
A week later Venus was in Jakarta for the Davis Cup tie against Indonesia, where he and Marcus Daniell had a very easy win in the doubles rubber. Venus then headed to China, where he and Klaasen lost in the first round in Beijing to the eventual champions, Ivan Dodig and Filip Polášek. They lost in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters to Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, and then found Dodig and Polášek too strong once again, this time in Basel.
The last Masters tournament of the year is in Paris, where Venus and Klaasen were upset in the first round by Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald. They moved on to the ATP World Tour Finals in London, where they were seeded fifth. They won their first two round-robin matches before falling to Dodig and Polášek for a third successive time. They had already guaranteed themselves a semi-final position, though, where they beat the top seeds Cabal and Farah to gain revenge for their Wimbledon defeat. They had to save a match point at 8–9 in the second set tie-break, but won the first five points in the match tie-break on the way to a 6–7 (5), 7–6 (10), 10–6 victory. That put them up against the seventh seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the final. Just one service break was required in each set, with both teams saving two deciding points before the French pair won 6–3, 6–4.
Top seeds in their first appearance together, Venus and Peers were surprisingly beaten in two tie-break sets by Artem Sitak and Divij Sharan in the first round of the ASB Classic. They were seventh seeds in the Australian Open, losing in the third round to Marcelo Arevalo and Jonny O'Mara. Seeded fourth in the mixed doubles, Venus and Chan Hao-ching went out in the second round to Łukasz Kubot and Iga Świątek.
Venus and Peers then lost in the first round in Rotterdam before taking their first title as a pair, winning in Dubai over Klaasen and Oliver Marach. They did not drop a set in the entire tournament. This was Venus's last match before international tennis was suspended due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Venus and Peers started in the first ATP tournament after the tours resumed, the Western & Southern Open, this year held at Flushing Meadows as a lead-up to the US Open. They lost in the first round to Dan Evans and David Goffin. Unseeded in the US Open because of the draw size being cut to half the normal numbers, they lost in the second round to Sander Gillé and Joran Vliegen. They reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open, losing to Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, before winning the Hamburg European Open, defeating Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavić in the final.
Seeded 11th in the French Open, Venus and Peers were upset in the second round by Freddie Nielsen and Tim Pütz. They then went to the new ATP250 tournament in Santa Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, where they lost to eventual champions Marcus Daniell and Philipp Oswald in the semi-final. They collected their third title of the year just a week later, beating Rohan Bopanna and Matwé Middelkoop in the final of the European Open in Antwerp.
They lost in the first round in Vienna to French Open champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies, and in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters to Félix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz, who would go on to win the title. Their final event for the season was the Nitto ATP Finals in London, where they lost all three of their round-robin matches in very close contests which could each have gone the other way.
As was the case with so many other players, Covid-19 disrupted travel arrangements for Venus at the start of 2021. With his wife due to give birth to their second child in April, Venus elected to return home after the Australian Open, his only lead-up tournament being the Great Ocean Road Open due to the cancellation of the 2021 ASB Classic. With Peers unavailable before the Grand Slam event, Venus teamed up with Marcus Daniell, the pair losing in the quarter-finals. Seeded 10th, Venus and Peers lost in the third round of the Australian Open to the fifth-seeded defending champions, and eventual runners-up, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Win||2017||French Open||Clay||Ryan Harrison|| Santiago González
|7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3|
|Loss||2018||Wimbledon||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Mike Bryan
|3–6, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–5, 5–7|
Mixed doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||2017||US Open||Hard||Chan Hao-ching|| Martina Hingis
|1–6, 6–4, [8–10]|
|Loss||2019||US Open||Hard||Chan Hao-ching|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Olympic medal finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1 bronze medal)Edit
|Bronze||2021||2020 Summer Olympics, Japan||Hard||Marcus Daniell|| Austin Krajicek
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||2019||ATP World Tour Finals, London||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Masters 1000 finalsEdit
Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||2018||Toronto||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Henri Kontinen
|2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]|
|Loss||2019||Rome||Clay||Raven Klaasen|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
ATP career finalsEdit
Doubles: 30 (15 titles, 15 runners-up)Edit
|Win||1–0||May 2015||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France||250 Series||Clay||Mate Pavić|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–7]|
|Loss||1–1||Jul 2015||Colombia Open, Colombia||250 Series||Hard||Mate Pavić|| Édouard Roger-Vasselin
|Loss||1–2||Oct 2015||Stockholm Open, Sweden||250 Series||Hard (i)||Mate Pavić|| Nicholas Monroe
|Win||2–2||Jan 2016||Auckland Open, New Zealand||250 Series||Hard||Mate Pavić|| Eric Butorac
|Win||3–2||Feb 2016||Open Sud de France, France||250 Series||Hard (i)||Mate Pavić|| Alexander Zverev
|Win||4–2||Feb 2016||Open 13, France||250 Series||Hard (i)||Mate Pavić|| Jonathan Erlich
|Loss||4–3||May 2016||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France (2)||250 Series||Clay||Mate Pavić|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|6–4, 4–6, [8–10]|
|Win||5–3||Jun 2016||Rosmalen Grass Court Championships, Netherlands||250 Series||Grass||Mate Pavić|| Dominic Inglot
|3–6, 6–3, [11–9]|
|Loss||5–4||Jul 2016||Swiss Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Mate Pavić|| Julio Peralta
|Loss||5–5||Sep 2016||Moselle Open, France||250 Series||Hard||Mate Pavić|| Julio Peralta
|Loss||5–6||Oct 2016||Stockholm Open, Sweden (2)||250 Series||Hard (i)||Mate Pavić|| Elias Ymer
|Loss||5–7||Oct 2016||Swiss Indoors, Switzerland||500 Series||Hard (i)||Robert Lindstedt|| Marcel Granollers
|Win||6–7||May 2017||Estoril Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Ryan Harrison|| David Marrero
|Win||7–7||Jun 2017||French Open, France||Grand Slam||Clay||Ryan Harrison|| Santiago González
|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
|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
|Loss||8–9||Jul 2018||Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom||Grand Slam||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Mike Bryan
|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
|2–6, 7–6(9–7), [6–10]|
|Loss||8–11||Oct 2018||Japan Open, Japan||500 Series||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Ben McLachlan
|Loss||8–12||Jan 2019||Auckland Open, New Zealand (2)||250 Series||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Ben McLachlan
|Loss||8–13||May 2019||Italian Open, Italy||Masters 1000||Clay||Raven Klaasen|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Win||9–13||Jun 2019||Halle Open, Germany||500 Series||Grass||Raven Klaasen|| Łukasz Kubot
|4–6, 6–3, [10–4]|
|Win||10–13||Aug 2019||Washington Open, United States||500 Series||Hard||Raven Klaasen|| Jean-Julien Rojer
|3–6, 6–3, [10–2]|
|Loss||10–14||Nov 2019||ATP World Tour Finals, United Kingdom||ATP Finals||Hard (i)||Raven Klaasen|| Pierre-Hugues Herbert
|Win||11–14||Feb 2020||Dubai Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates||500 Series||Hard||John Peers|| Raven Klaasen
|Win||12–14||Sep 2020||Hamburg European Open, Germany||500 Series||Clay||John Peers|| Ivan Dodig
|Win||13–14||Oct 2020||European Open, Belgium||250 Series||Hard (i)||John Peers|| Rohan Bopanna
|Win||14–14||May 2021||Geneva Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||John Peers|| Simone Bolelli
|Win||15–14||Jul 2021||Hamburg European Open, Germany (2)||500 Series||Clay||Tim Pütz|| Kevin Krawietz
|6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–8]|
|Loss||15–15||Jul 2021||Washington Open, United States (2)||500 Series||Hard||Neal Skupski|| Raven Klaasen
Challenger/ITF Tour FinalsEdit
Singles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit
|ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)|
|ITF Futures (3–3)|
|Outcome||W–L||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner–up||0–1||18 June 2007||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Nathan Thompson||6–7(0–7), 3–6|
|Winner||1–1||19 July 2009||Peoria, USA||Clay||Vasek Pospisil||6–7(4–7), 6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||2–1||13 June 2010||Loomis, USA||Hard||Dimitar Kutrovsky||7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–3|
|Runner–up||2–2||21 August 2010||Qarshi, Uzbekistan||Hard||Blaž Kavčič||6–7(6–8), 6–7(5–7)|
|Runner–up||2–3||23 May 2011||Andijan, Uzbekistan||Hard||Harri Heliövaara||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner–up||2–4||14 November 2011||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Benjamin Mitchell||6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–2), 0–6|
|Winner||3–4||14 October 2012||Margaret River, Australia||Hard||Adam Feeney||6–3, 3–6, 6–3|
Doubles: 21 (12 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit
|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
|6–2, 1–6, [4–10]|
|Runner–up||2.||9 September 2012||Alice Springs F6||Hard||Samuel Groth|| Adam Feeney
|6–4, 2–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||1.||28 October 2012||Traralgon F11||Clay||Rubin Statham|| Matthew Barton
|3–6, 6–3, [11–9]|
|Winner||2.||2 December 2012||Jakarta F3||Hard||Tim Puetz|| Brydan Klein
|Winner||3.||24 March 2013||Costa Mesa F8||Hard||Michael McClune|| Cho Min Hyeok
Nam Ji Sung
|Winner||4.||2 June 2013||Bacău F3||Clay||Bradley Klahn|| Piotr Gadomski
|7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), [14–12]|
|Runner–up||3.||9 June 2013||Fürth||Clay||Christian Harrison|| Colin Ebelthite
|Winner||5.||7 July 2013||Winnetka||Hard||Yuki Bhambri|| Somdev Devvarman
|2–6, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Winner||6.||21 July 2013||Binghamton||Hard||Bradley Klahn|| Adam Feeney
|Runner–up||4.||28 July 2013||Lexington||Hard||Bradley Klahn|| Frank Dancevic
|Winner||7.||17 November 2013||Yokohama||Hard||Bradley Klahn|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|Winner||8.||8 February 2014||Chennai||Hard||Yuki Bhambri|| N. Sriram Balaji
|Runner–up||5.||9 March 2014||Kyoto||Hard (i)||Sanchai Ratiwatana|| Purav Raja
|7–5, 6–7(3–7), [4–10]|
|Runner–up||6.||16 March 2014||Irving||Hard||John-Patrick Smith|| Santiago González
|6–4, 6–7(7–9), [7–10]|
|Runner–up||7.||6 April 2014||Guadeloupe||Hard||Gero Kretschmer|| Tomasz Bednarek
|5–7, 7–6(7–5), [8–10]|
|Winner||9.||27 April 2014||Savannah||Clay (Green)||Ilija Bozoljac|| Facundo Bagnis
Alex Bogomolov, Jr.
|Winner||10.||15 June 2014||Nottingham||Grass||Rameez Junaid|| Ruben Bemelmans
|4–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–6]|
|Winner||11.||4 April 2015||Ra'anana||Hard||Mate Pavić|| Rameez Junaid
|Runner–up||8.||12 April 2015||Batman||Hard||Mate Pavić|| Aslan Karatsev
|6–7(4–7), 6–4, [5–10]|
|Winner||12.||19 April 2015||Mersin||Clay||Mate Pavić|| Riccardo Ghedin
|5–7, 6–3, [10–4]|
|Runner–up||9.||23 August 2015||Vancouver||Hard||Yuki Bhambri|| Treat Huey
|6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), [5–10]|
Davis Cup (32)Edit
- indicates the outcome of the Davis Cup match followed by the score, date, place of event, the zonal classification and its phase, and the court surface.
|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|
|3–1; 14–15 September 2019; Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Jakarta, Indonesia; Group II Asia/Oceania First round; Hard surface|
|Victory||15.||III||Doubles (with Marcus Daniell)||Indonesia||Anthony Susanto / David Agung Susanto||6–0, 6–2|
|1–3; 18–19 September 2021; International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, Rhode Island, USA; World Group I; Grass surface|
|Victory||16.||III||Doubles (with Marcus Daniell)||South Korea||Nam Ji-sung / Song Min-kyu||4–6, 6–2, 6–4|
Current after the 2021 BNP Paribas Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||3R||3R||1R||2R||1R||QF||3R||3R||0 / 8||12–8|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||W||3R||1R||2R||2R||1 / 8||10–7|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||1R||3R||3R||QF||F||SF||NH||1R||0 / 7||16–7|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||2R||1R||2R||2R||2R||1R||0 / 8||7–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||4–4||5–4||3–4||10–3||8–4||8–4||4–3||3–4||1 / 30||45–30|
|ATP Finals||Did Not Qualify||SF||RR||F||RR||0 / 4||7–8|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||QF||NH||SF||0 / 4||6–4|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||QF||1R||NH||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||A||NH||A||0 / 1||2–1|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||A||NH||1R||0 / 2||2–2|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||F||SF||SF||0 / 5||11–5|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||F||2R||NH||1R||0 / 4||5–4|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||2R||QF||1R||QF||0 / 5||8–5|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||QF||NH||0 / 3||2–3|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||1R||QF||0 / 4||3–4|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||4–7||15–9||10–7||4–3||8–5||0 / 31||41–31|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||SF-B||0 / 2||3–2|
|Davis Cup||Z2||Z1||Z1||Z2||Z1||Z1||Z1||Z1||Z1||Z2||A||WG1||0 / 0||16–16|
|Win–Loss||1–4||2–1||0–4||2–0||2–1||3–1||2–2||2–1||0–3||1–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 1||15–17|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 3||4 / 9||2 / 2||1 / 5||2 / 5||3 / 3||2 / 3||15 / 30|
Although the US and French Opens took place in 2020, mixed doubles were not included in either event due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
- "Michael Venus struggling to get to Melbourne for Australian Open". stuff.co.nz. 28 January 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
- "College Spotlight: Michael Venus, LSU". usta.com. United States Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- "Michael Venus Bio". lsusports.net. Louisiana State University. 18 June 2008. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
- "Michael Venus – Activity". itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- "Michael Venus – Rankings history". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
- "Michael Venus ends doubles partnership with Raven Klaasen". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
- "Michael Venus announces split with long-term doubles partner Raven Klaasen". Stuff. Retrieved 11 May 2020.