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Continuing their successful run in Tokyo Andy & Joe play Croatia's Marin Cilic & Ivan Dodig who defeated Rajeev Ram & Francis Tiafoe in straight sets.  Dodig who normally partners Filip Polasek is currently ranked No.12 in doubles, while Cilic is No.243.

The match is first on court 5 on Wednesday at 4:30 am BST.





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Following their success against the French Open Champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut, Andy & Joe will play Germany's Kevin Krawietz & Tim Puetz who lost little time in seeing off Argentina's Facundo Bagnis & Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-1. Andy has encountered Krawietz already this year in the doubles of the Rome Masters where he and Liam Broady lost in straight sets to Krawietz who was playing with his usual partner Horia Tecau.

The match is scheduled for Tuesday at 3 am BST.





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Fresh from his doubles success with Joe Salisbury, Andy now plays Canada's 20 year old world No.15 Felix Auger-Aliassime. The two have met once before, at the US Open last year when Andy was defeated in straight sets.  Auger-Aliassime has a 24-14 win-loss record this year, with 10 of those wins coming during the grass court season.



Andy pulled out of the match, on medical advice, due to a quad strain and will now focus on doubles.






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After months of speculation as to whether or not the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics would take place, Andy had this to say after he arrived safely with the rest of Team GB -

"An Olympics amid the pandemic is more relevant than ever, and the Tokyo Games can provide hope for those who have suffered during the last 18 months.  In so many ways, right now it’s more important than ever that people worldwide get to reconnect to the raw emotion of sport, watch incredible performances and celebrate the achievement of athletes coming from around the world."
https://www.telegraphindia.com/sports/tokyo-olympics-amid-pandemic-is-a-message-of-hope-murray/cid/1823390

The tennis is scheduled to run from 24 July to 1 August and matches will be played at the Ariake Tennis P...
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Following what to many nervous fans was the Murraycoaster to end all Murraycoasters against Oscar Otte, Andy now plays the 10th seed and left-hander, 22 year old Canadian Denis Shapovalov. The two have never played each other on the Tour.

Shapovalov, who considers grass to be his favourite surface (he won the boys' singles here in 2016), reached the quarter-final of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart where he lost to Marin Cilic before going one better at Queens, reaching the Cinch Championships semi-final with victories over former champion Feliciano Lopez and Nottingham Challenger winner Frances Tiafoe along the way before losing to Cameron Norrie in straight sets.  He reached the third round at Wimbledon for the first time after a gruelling battle in his opening match where he too...
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After a rather bumpy start to the tournament Andy now plays Germany's 27 year old qualifier Oscar Otte.  Currently ranked #151, Otte came through what was described as 'the battle of the big servers' against fellow qualifier France's Arthur Kindernecht in five sets, the fifth being suspended at 9-9 on Monday night.  When play was finally resumed after a rain-soaked day, Otte went on to take the set 13-12(7-2) - the rules having been changed in 2019 to require a tiebreak when the score reaches 12-12.

Otte, who qualified for Wimbledon for the first time in his career, made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2018 French Open, but despite winning the opening set lost in the first round to Matteo Berrettini.  He won his first singles match on the ATP Tour at the Stockholm Open, de...
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