All three British doubles teams scheduled for play in Shanghai on Wednesday
By Philip James
Wednesday will see Dominic Inglot, Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray all in action at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Fleming and Marray had been slated to play on both the Monday and Tuesday schedule but heavy rain has prevented almost all the play save that on Stadium Court and some matches moved indoors.
They will hope to finally get underway on Wednesday, where they are scheduled first on Court 5 against Scott Lipsky and Santiago Gonzalez.
It is a tough match for the Brits against a team who were in fine form for most of the year, winning two ATP250 titles, though they have stumbled of late, losing in the first round of their last three tournaments.
Fleming is the higher ranked doubles player of the four at 20th in the world but his Marray, Lipsky and Gonzalez are not far behind at 29th, 31st and 33rd respectively.
Londoner Dominic Inglot and Filipino partner Treat Huey face possibly an even tougher draw as they play last week’s China Open champions Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau.
That title came too late to get the Belorussian-Romanian pairing a seeding in Shanghai and the winner of this match will face last week’s other doubles champions, Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who won the Japan Open in Tokyo.
Jamie Murray and Australian partner, John Peers, the beaten finalists in Tokyo, are third on court five against the all Spanish pairing of Tommy Robredo and Albert Montanes.