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Fleming chooses Hutchins as new doubles partner for 2011


28 October 2010

Colin Fleming is to team with Ross Hutchins in 2011 as the British duo aim to make an assault on the doubles rankings. As reported by The Herald, the 26-year-old Scot decided to team up with the Englishman after parting ways with former partner Ken Skupski after two years competing on the tour.

“Ross is as ambitious as I am and we want to get to the top,” Fleming told The Herald. “We need to be playing [in the top events] to get there, so there is work to be done but that’s the plan. Ross has got a great approach to being a professional, he works hard at it and he is a very positive guy in training and on the court and I think that’s a great attribute to have.

“We know each other very well and we know each other’s games. I looked at Ross’s game and his approach to tennis and being a professional and I think it very much matches my own. We both believe we have a chance to go beyond our career highs, to levels we have never reached, so that will be the aim. I am confident if we put in the hard work, we can get there.”

Fleming and sportingintelligence columnist Skupski, known affectionately as ‘Flemski’, made huge ground during their two years together, starting off at the Futures level of the tour, progressing through Challenger events to the main ATP tour. They won two ATP World Tour titles in 2009.

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