Raven Klaasen and New Zealander Michael Venus in action in Toronto on Sunday. Photo: @ATPWorldTour on twitter

TORONTO – South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and New Zealander Michael Venus were beaten 6-2 6-7 10-6 by second-seeded Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australian John Peers in the doubles final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday.

The SA/Kiwi duo saved four match points during the contest before succumbing in marathon final set 10-6. 

Klaasen and Venus though, will rise to fifth in the ATP doubles race to London. The top-eight doubles teams qualify for the ATP World Tour's year-end tournament in the United Kingdom.

It was a top effort from Klaasen and Venus in their run to the final as they were unseeded coming into the event. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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