Kiwi tennis player Michael Venus is through to his 6th ATP World Tour doubles semi final this year.

Seeded No.1 for the tournament Venus and Croatian partner Mate Pavic defeated fellow New Zealander Marcus Daniell and Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner 7-6(3) 7-6(5) in the quarterfinals of the event.

The match took just over an hour and a half to finish and had both sides similar in the stats, but Venus and Pavic winning the vital tiebreak points.

Venus and Daniell will combined together in Rio at the 2016 Olympics in a couple of weeks' time.


Listen: Michael Venus talks to Matt Brown following his latest doubles win