Tennis: Jonny left out in cold after Murray decision

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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray will have to watch from the sidelines this week as regular doubles partner Colin Fleming teams up with Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

Marray and Fleming have played together for the majority of the 2013 with only injuries seeing them line up alongside another player on the ATP World Tour.

However, with this week’s Masters Series event in Montreal, Canada, attracting the world’s best players Marray’s ranking wasn’t deemed sufficient for him to be offered an invitation to the tournament.

Fleming, who has won the Auckland Open in January with Brazil’s Bruno Soares and the Marseille Open in February with India’s Rohann Bopanna is slightly higher in the doubles world rankings but he too looked set to miss out before Murray decided to enter the event.

Scotland’s Fleming is good friends with Murray, who is making his first appearance since his victory at the All England club in July. It provides a good opportunity for the World No2 singles player to get more match practice ahead of his defence of the US Open later this month.

Marray has travelled to Montreal and will act as a training partner for the British players and will hope to have more luck at the Masters Series event in Cincinatti, which starts on August 11.

The pair will reunite for the ATP 250 Series Winston-Salem Open on August 18.

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