Tennis: Marray and Fleming reach Eastbourne final

Great Britain's Colin Fleming (left) and Jonathan Marray are through to the Aegon International final. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Great Britain's Colin Fleming (left) and Jonathan Marray are through to the Aegon International final. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

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Sheffield’s Jonny Marray took a big step towards the perfect preparation to defend his Wimbledon doubles crown with victory over the man he teamed-up with to glory last year.

Marray and fellow British player Colin Fleming beat Freddie Nielsen and Marcin Matkowski 3-6 6-3 11-9 today in the semi-finals of the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

It is the first final of the season for Marray, who partnered Nielsen to the Wimbledon title last summer.

Marray and Fleming will now take on the tournament’s No 1 seeds Bruno Soares of Brazil and Austrian Alexander Peya on Friday for the 250 ATP Tour ranking points on offer and a first prize of 25,700 Euros.

Marray told The Star: “The best preparation for Wimbledon is to be playing matches on the grass as long as we’re staying fresh and injury free as well.

“We’re happy with our form so far.”

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