It's often a popular tournament for the top guys to play doubles - helps them get used to the conditions I guess.
Also Andy and Jamie need to play together as much as they can before the Olympics if they have any hope of doing well.
From The Independent today.
Full article here:http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/tennis/murray-is-out-to-copy-lendls-work-ethic-7537660.html
"You can lose matches. Guys can play some great tennis against you or you can play a bad match. You're not always going to play your best, but so long as you give 110 per cent it shows everyone that you're not going to roll over and you're going to fight as hard as you can."
There was a time when Murray talked about focusing more on the Grand Slam tournaments, but Lendl wants him to give his all everywhere. "It's the only way to see where your game's at and whether the things that you've done in practice are actually working," Murray said. "If you're not giving 110 per cent then you don't really learn a whole lot either. That's the thing that Novak did last year and Roger a few years ago and also Rafa a couple of years ago. They showed that it is possible to win [almost] every single event."
Lendl is apparently saying what I've said all along.. and that is IMHO Andy should bring his A-game to every match, no matter who he is playing against, or where the tournament is.
I've been saying the same thing - and I'm very glad that he now has a regular coach again, the fact that it's Lendl being a huge added bonus.
Even with Lendl we haven't really seen that one last push yet. It's the only step Andy hasn't taken so far.
Please - give the pair of them a break! A few weeks of working together is nowhere near long enough to start talking about that one last push in terms of winning a Slam, but it has been long enough to see encouraging signs of improvement in Andy's mental attitude. Just remember where he was this time the last two years - at the bottom of a dark pit which many feared he would never climb out of.