US Open: Jamie Murray-Bruno Soares win men's doubles final to lift second major title of 2016 - Firstpost
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US Open: Jamie Murray-Bruno Soares win men's doubles final to lift second major title of 2016


New York: Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the U.S. Open doubles championship Saturday for their second Grand Slam title this year, beating Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3.

The No. 4-seeded Murray and Soares, who won the Australian Open in January, are the first winners of multiple major men's doubles titles in a season since Bob and Mike Bryan won three in 2013.

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares with the US Open men's doubles trophy. Reuters

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares with the US Open men's doubles trophy. Reuters

They dropped only one service game and won 71 percent of first-serve points against their unseeded opponents. The duo only teamed up late last year.

The Brit-Brazilian duo converted four of the five break point opportunities they created and were only broken once to wrap the win up in an hour and eighteen minutes. They dominated throughout in an easy straight sets victory.

"It's a great feeling," Murray said in his post-match interview when reminded he's accomplished something his more famous younger brother, Andy, has not by winning two major titles this year. "I'm starting to move out of the shadows."

Murray and Soares reached the final after taking out the top-seeded team, defending champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.

Jamie will team up with brother Andy Murray next week when Britain face Argentina in the Davis Cup semi-finals in Glasgow.

(With inputs from AP)

First Published On : Sep 11, 2016 04:53 IST

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