John Peers and Michael Venus will make their first grand slam appearance as a pair at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
The No.7 seeds take on Frederik Nielsen (Denmark) and Tim Putz (Germany) as the fourth match scheduled on court 22 on a packed day of action at Melbourne Park.
Peers and New Zealander Venus launched their new combination in Auckland last week where they suffered a tight first round loss.
But both are confident they will form a winning duo as they spend more and more time on court together.
Venus, who won two titles alongside Raven Klaasen last year, was full of praise for Peers.
“He’s got a big serve,” Venus told ATPTour.com. “He’s aggressive, good hands around the net, moves well, understands the doubles game very well. I think he does everything pretty well. I’ll just try and hang onto him, clean up the little bits I can here and there.”
Peers, a 20-time winner on the ATP doubles tour, won the Australian Open with Henri Kontinen back in 2017 and will be hoping to go deep at his home grand slam once more.