Tennis: Marray and Fleming ready for Masters test

editorial image
0
Have your say

SHEFFIELD’S Jonny Marray and doubles partner Colin Fleming will play Lukasz Kubot and Janko Tipsarevic in first round of the Sony Open in Miami.

Marray, aged 32, injured his calf last month at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam and missed last week’s ATP World Tour Masters Series event in Indian Wells, California. However, after four-days of training in Delray Beach, Florida, Marray has declared himself fit to resume his partnership with Scotland’s Fleming in the second Masters tournament of the season.

The pair are likely to play their match tomorrow.

Heather Watson, meanwhile, has reversed her decision to take a break from the sport, citing disappointment as the reason behind her comments on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Channel Islander said in the wake of her first-round loss to Ayumi Morita at the Sony Open in Miami on Tuesday that she was suffering from “burn out” and would be stripping back her schedule, raising slight fears about her participation at the French Open and Wimbledon.

At the time, the British No 1 said: “This year I’ve been going a bit too long so I’m a bit burnt out, I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and I’m definitely going to take a break from tennis.”

But yesterday, Watson decided to retract her comments, putting them down to her emotional state in the aftermath of a loss.

“When I was speaking to the press after my interview I was very upset about my match and wasn`t really thinking straight,” she said. “I`m going to carry on with my schedule.

“I have Charleston next week and then the Fed Cup after that so everything is going to stay the same.”

* Follow The Star sports writer Richard Fidler on Twitter @richardfidler and Google+ follow Richard Fidler on Google+. For breaking news keep checking The Star website or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sheffieldstar or Twitter at www.twitter.com/sheffieldstar