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Marray could still defend Wimbledon title with Nielsen

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Jonathan Marray and Freddie Nielsen were surprise winners at Wimbledon © PA Photos
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Jonny Marray says there is still a possibility that he will link up with Freddie Nielsen to defend their Wimbledon doubles title in 2013.

The pair teamed up for the first time to claim a surprise victory at the All England Club, but after their semi-final appearance at the ATP World Tour Finals, they have gone their separate ways with Nielsen keen to focus on his singles career.

Marray, who is now ranked at No. 20 in the doubles rankings, will begin his season at the Qatar Open with Dustin Brown, before linking up with Andre Sa at the Australian Open.

While he expects to play predominantly with Brazilian Sa next season, Nielsen is prepared to make an exception to renew his partnership with Nielsen for the grass court grand slam.

"I think there is, maybe. It depends how things go," Marray told Tennis Space. "After this year, it would be silly not to, almost. It depends how things go, you never know.

"Hopefully, I'd like to have done well with Andre and still be playing with the same person, week in, week out, but you never know.

"If things don't work out, I'm sure Freddie will definitely be playing that [Wimbledon] - he won't be playing a different singles tournament that week, so, I think there is a possibility. We'll just have to see how it goes."

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