The Men’s doubles draw is out for Memphis and headlining it, of course, are the number 1 ranked Bryan Brothers who will open with Robert Farah and Tommy Haas. The winners may run into a showdown with another accomplished doubles team, David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco, who open with doubles specialists Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky.
4 seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares, both of whom are very accomplished in doubles themselves, will play the Harrison brothers. UVA’s Treat Huey and Domic Inglot will take on Eric Butorac and Paul Hanley.
3 seeds Daniel Nestor (the Canadian legend who was part of the championship pairing last year) and Lukasz Kubot will take on Quisner (John Isner and Sam Querrey). Team Quisner made the semis last year in Memphis and lost to Nestor. Florian Mayer and Juan Sebastian Cabal will take on good friends Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner.
2 seeds Horia Tecau and Max Mirnyi (the other part of the championship doubles pairing last year) will take on wild cards James Blake and Jack Sock, a team that mixes one of the old faces of American tennis with one of the new ones.
Last but not least, Marin Cilic and Andre Sa will take on Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in what will be a rematch of their 1stround singles encounter for Cilic and Dodig and a battle of countrymen for both teams. Dodig and Cilic are Croatian and Melo and Sa are Brazilian. The other irony is that Dodig and Melo made the final last year, yet this year they will be on opposite teams.