Marray takes a share of the limelight
By Philip James
Jonathan Marry and his partner Andre Sa play Robin Hasse and Igor Sijsling for a place in the third round of the men’s double on Saturday.
On a day which sees Andy Murray and Laura Robson take to the show courts, Marray may not be main draw on British attention but the fact that he is taking a share of the limelight shows how monumental 2012 was for him.
But with Hutching battling cancer and Fleming and Murray reconsidering their newly-formed partnership after a disappointing showing in Melbourne, Marray is continuing to prove that his Wimbledon heroics were not a one-off.
After qualifying for the 2012 ATP World tour finals largely on the back of the Wimbledon title, Marray and Frederik Nielsen proved they were the real deal by qualifying from the round robin group stage.
The 2013 Australian Open men’s double draw saw six Brits in four partnerships but Marray was the only one to make it through to the second round.
In Dutch pair Hasse and Sijsling, they faces two singles specialists, ranked 152nd and 327th in doubles respectively but inside the top 70 in singles.
With both men exiting the singles draw in the first round, Hasse to Andy Murray, they will be hoping to extend their time in Melbourne by making a run in the doubles.