TENNIS: Jet-set Jonny flies to the sun

Wimbledon Men's Double Champion Jonny Marray.
Wimbledon Men's Double Champion Jonny Marray.

SHEFFIELD’S Jonny Marray is looking forward to enjoying a bit of winter sun as he begins his partnership with fellow Briton Colin Fleming next week in the south of France.

Marray and Fleming will team up at the Open Sud de France, an ATP World Tour 250 series event, in Montpellier, which starts on Monday before the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (ATP 500) a week later in Rotterdam.

The pair then head across the Atlantic Ocean for the ATP 250 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (Februay 25 - March 3) and two ATP Masters Series tournaments in March at Indian Wells in California and Miami.

Meanwhile, in Sheffield the Aegon GB Pro-Series event at Graves Tennis Centre reaches a climax on Saturday morning.

Today sees quarter-final matches in the singles competition, while tomorrow will be the semi-finals of the singles and the final of the men’s doubles.

The tournament brings together some of the best of Britain’s top young players. Entry is free for spectators.