Marcelo Melo, Lukasz Kubot on having to constantly improve, change things


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Marcelo Melo, Lukasz Kubot on having to constantly improve, change things

Poland's Lukas Kubot and Brazilian partner Marcelo Melo are well aware that they can't get complacent as they constantly have to improve and change some things in order to remain one of the most successful teams on the ATP Tour.

Kubot, 37, and 36-year-old Melo have been playing regularly alongside each other for the past three years and their partnership has been a huge success as the two have won 13 titles together. Kubot and Melo have won several Masters 1000 titles together but their best team result came at The All England Club two years ago, when they edged out Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in a historic Wimbledon doubles final 5-7 7-5 7-6 (2) 3-6 13-11.

"I feel as though the most important thing is to keep improving and to keep changing,” Melo told the Nitto ATP Finals ahead of their fourth consecutive campaign at The O2 Arena. “We can’t be playing the same way always because then the other teams will know what we’re going to do."

Kubot agreed with Melo, having said: "We know our patterns and our opponents know our patterns, so we still look forward to improving our games every day and trying to be better. Every time we sit down and talk, we always look for ways to improve and look for something new we can add to our games."