THE decision to add specialised doubles teams to the World Tennis Challenge program at Memorial Drivehas lured Australia’s top doubles player John Peers to Adelaide in January.

Peers and his doubles partner, Henri Kontinen, will play the American pairing of Bob and Mike Bryan as a warm-up for the season-opening Grand Slam, the Australian Open.

The WTC has previously paired singles players with an invited legend for doubles matches but this is the first time proper doubles teams will take part.

“It’s a great opportunity to do something different before the Aussie Open,” Peers said.

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