Tennis: Kiwi player in marathon at Wimbledon

By Dave Worsley

Michael Venus and Mate Pavic during the ASB Classic. Photo / Getty Images
Michael Venus and Mate Pavic during the ASB Classic. Photo / Getty Images

Its taken four hours and 51 minutes and still isnt completed. Thats the third round doubles match with Kiwi Michael Venus and Croatian Mate Pavic as 16th seeds against third sees Bruno Soares (Brazil) & Jamie Murray (Scotland).

The Kiwi and Croat combination came back into the match after being two sets down and a break down in the final set as well. The score is 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 13-13, suspended due to bad light on court 17

The match is scheduled to be completed tomorrow on court 17 not before 1pm UK time.

Venus has reached the third round of Grand Slam doubles on four previous occasions, including last year at Wimbledon where he and Pavic lost to the Bryan brothers.

Earlier fellow Kiwi Artem Sitak and German partner Laura Siegemund lost their second round mixed doubles on show Court 1 to Leander Paes (India) and Martina Hings (Switzerland) 6-4 6-4.

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from New Zealand Tennis

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