Doubles champion Jonny Marray looking forward to Wimbledon return

Last Updated: 14/06/13 12:09pm

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Jonny Marray was part of the Great Britain team who defeated Russia in April's Davis Cup tie

Jonny Marray was part of the Great Britain team who defeated Russia in April's Davis Cup tie

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Reigning men's doubles champion Jonny Marray is looking forward to returning to the scene of his greatest triumph later this month, albeit with a new partner.

Liverpool-born Marray became the first Brit to win the title since 1936 last year as, alongside Freddie Nielsen, he emerged victorious from a five-set final with Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau.

A return to the All England Club, this time as part of an all-British pairing with Colin Fleming, is something the 32-year-old is understandably looking forward to.

"This is always a time to be excited about - the British tennis season is always a great occasion and something for us to aim for," said Marray.

"I'm sure that a few more people will recognise me this time around but the support for British people at Wimbledon is always brilliant. I'm sure this year will be no different and I am looking forward to being a part of it again."

The support for Marray could, arguably, be even stronger this summer as he joins forces with Scotsman Fleming - recreating their partnership from Great Britain's Davis Cup win over Russia earlier his year.

Attitude

"Colin and I have played before and we've had some great matches together. We complement each other well and we have the same attitude towards the game," Marray added.

The opportunity to play in the Davis Cup came about as a result of the added exposure following his Wimbledon doubles win and the Sheffield-based player was delighted to get the chance.

"Since I did what I did I have managed to get invited to a couple more tournaments. I played at the O2 at the end of the season and that was fantastic, while I also played in the Davis Cup," he added.

"It's a different feeling, playing for your country, and I loved everything about it. It was a good match, great to get the win and hopefully I can stay around.

"You spend the largest part of your year in a bubble and every now and then it's nice to be in a team environment."

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