Defending champs Henri Kontinen and John Peers seal final spot — ATP FINALS

Doris Richards
November 19, 2017

Jamie Murray missed out on a chance to replicate his brother's singles success a year ago when he and Bruno Soares were beaten in the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals on Saturday.

Defending champions Kontinen and Peers edged a tight first set in the tie-break and came through 7-6 (7-2) 6-2.

They used that momentum to gain the first break of serve of the match at the start of the second set, Murray being the man to lose his delivery.

Kiwi tennis player Michael Venus and doubles partner Ryan Harrison have fallen out of the ATP Tour Finals at the semi-final stage, defeated in straight sets by top seeds Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot.

The Scottish Brazilian defeated the world No 1 pair Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot 6-2 6-4
The Scottish Brazilian defeated the world No 1 pair Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot 6-2 6-4

Murray and Soares' season was not as successful as their two-Slam 2016 campaign. The fourth seeds saved the first two with good Soares serves before Murray found the baseline with a first volley on the third and then Soares hit three rock solid volleys and then put away the smash to force a tie-break.

And when Soares was broken for 5-2, Kontinen, who won the Wimbledon mixed doubles alongside Britain's Heather Watson past year, served out for the match.

The pair will also end the year as the world No.1 doubles team after winning this year's Wimbledon crown, as well as three Masters 1000 titles.


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