Normally I like to see my favs play in doubles as well, especially in the slams.
He probably want to have a little more match practice but I thought he could use some extra rest.
Anyway, good luck to them.
I hear you, chewy, yeah he's been so fragile I also don't know if it's a good idea to play doubles as well so soon after being hospitalised. Let's hope it turns out for the better.
Cuevas retired injured in his singles R1, I don't know if he's still playing doubles, so Kei and Machi may play a LL pair.