Tennis: Jonny looking for a big finish to the World Tour season

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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray is hoping for a strong finish to the season - starting this week at the Swiss Indoors.

Marray and playing partner Colin Fleming have just two tournaments remaining this season and face a potentially tough first round tie against Austrian pair Julian Knowle and Oliver Marach in Basel.

The 32-year-old Marray expects a tricky match: “I’ve lost to Knowle a couple of times this year. He made the final last week in Vienna (losing with Daniel Nestor against Florin Mergea and Lukas Rosol).

“Haven’t played Oli for at least a year but both are very experienced players so it will be a tough match. We will give it our best shot.

“If we play well there’s no reason why we can’t get through.”

Marray, who moved up a place in the doubles World Rankings to 30th despite not playing last week, is excited about the next fortnight.

“Looking for a good finish to the season here and in Paris (the Masters Series),” he said. “Couple of big tournaments so a good opportunity.”

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