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Marcelo Melo and Andy Murray prepare for their doubles match at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

Murray Set To Partner Melo Tuesday Afternoon In Eastbourne

Scottish star set to extend run of form on south coast of England

Andy Murray will continue his comeback from right hip resurfacing surgery on Tuesday in partnership with Marcelo Melo at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

Murray will join forces with Melo on Tuesday against top-seeded Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah not before 4 p.m. local time on Centre Court at Devonshire Park, venue of the ATP 250 grass-court tournament.

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"We literally hit for like 30, 40 minutes and then we chatted about the match and the thing that he likes to do on the court, in terms of the signals and how he likes to play," Murray said following their practice session Monday. "Me and Feli were playing quite conventional doubles, and [Melo] expects to play a bit more I-formation and a lot more of moving around at the net and stuff. So that will be again a different sort of challenge tomorrow, but it can also be very effective if done well.

"He's good fun, a pretty laid-back guy. Hopefully we'll do well."

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The 32-year-old teamed up with Feliciano Lopez last week at The Queen’s Club, winning the Fever-Tree Championships crown (d. Ram/Salisbury). It was Murray’s first team title since October 2011, when he partnered his brother, Jamie Murray, to the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships trophy.

Murray announced last week that he plans to compete with Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon, which begins on 1 July.

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ORDER OF PLAY - TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am
ATP - [WC] D. Evans (GBR) vs [8] R. Albot (MDA) 
ATP - C. Norrie (GBR) vs J. Chardy (FRA) 30
WTA - M. Sakkari (GRE) vs [14] J. Konta (GBR) 
WTA - After Suitable Rest - [4] [WC] A. Kerber (GER) vs [Q] S. Stosur (AUS) or S. Kenin (USA) 
Not Before 4:00 pm
ATP - [1] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs [PR] M. Melo (BRA) / A. Murray (GBR) 
WTA - After Suitable Rest - A. Sabalenka (BLR) / D. Yastremska (UKR) vs [2] S. Stosur (AUS) / S. Zhang (CHN) 

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