Jamie Murray helped his younger brother Andy to his first doubles title, they beat experienced doubles pair Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi 7-6(8), 5-7, 10-7 to claim the Valencia Open 500 title
The Scots were playing their second ATP World Tour doubles final together, their other one was all the way back in 2006 in Bangkok. It is just over a week since Jamie married Colombian Alejandra Gutierrez, with Andy serving as best man, so what better way to celebrate than playing and winning an ATP tour 500 event.
It was Andy’s first ATP World Tour doubles title, while Jamie captured his fifth career title and first since February 2008. This win for Jamie is on the back of some great wins in challenger level events and will hopefully kick-start his doubles career again. After winning, Andy said
It was a great week, it’s the first time me and Jamie have ever won a tournament together. One of the best wins of my career, that’s for sure, It’s amazing. Very few people can say they’ve managed to do that [win with their brother]. We beat one of the best teams in the world in the final. It’s great for me, obviously great for Jamie and I hope he can push on from here.
Obviously I got married last week and then I had the chance to come here with Andy and play a big tournament here. We made the most of it and it was well worth it. I had a great time all week playing with Andy. We don’t really get the chance so often anymore; it was fun to be on the court with him and we played some great matches all week.