Jamie Murray wins Cincinnati Opener with New Partner

us open seriesJamie Murray teamed up with Sweden’s Simon Aspelin for the first time and made their partnership debut at the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati.

The duo got of to a winning start with a 7-6(7-5) 6-2 win over Rohan Bopanna and James Cerretani. The completed the win quickly in 67 minutes and were decisively converted all 3 of their break point chances they created.

Simon Aspelin, a name that may be unfamiliar to many is actually one of the best doubles player on tour, he is currently ranked number 12th in the doubles ranking, 20 places ahead of Jamie Murray. His regular partner Austrian Julian Knowle retired hurt from the Rogers Cup last week and are currently the 10th ranked team in the doubles Race.

The British- Swedish duo next faces seventh-seeded Czech veterans Martin Damm and Pavel Vizner, who have been playing together on and off for many years, they actually played the Cincinnati masters together 11 years ago, though have not played the event together since.