In addition to the first Grand Slam of the year, Tecau will team up with Brazil in the ATP 250, the preliminary tournament, which will also begin in Melbourne on 31 January.
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– I will play at the ATP 250 in Melbourne, both like the Australian Open, with Jean-Julien’s coincidentally ex-partner, Tecau. After these two tournaments, Jean-Julien and I will then begin our new partnership with great inspiration – said Marcello, who is preparing for 2021 in his hometown of Belo Horizonte.
At the ATP Finals in November, Mello and Polish Lukasz Kubot announced the end of the four-year partnership. The miner finished Kubot tenth in the doubles individual world rankings with 5,700 points, and the seventh-best partnership of 2020 with 2,340 points.
This is the eighth consecutive season in which Marcello finished in the top 10. He was ranked seventh last year and ninth in the world in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, it reached the top of the rankings.