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Andy Murray's brother, Jamie Murray, hopes to win his first major in men's doubles at Wimbledon

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 August 2015, 23:04 IST

For British men's doubles number 1 Jamie Murray, it has been a career lived under the shadow of brother Andy. The present men's singles World number 3, Andy Murray, has been the poster boy of British tennis for almost a decade, after making his professional debut in 2005. With him making all the headlines over the years, his brother Jamie's career has been subjected to much lesser scrutiny and thus fame in the British media. Fifteen months older than Andy, Jamie Murray is currently enjoying his best ever run in the men's doubles section of a tennis major, after reaching the semi-finals at Wimbledon with Australian partner John Peers.

Quest for first major in men's doubles

In 2007, Jamie Murray won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon with Serbian tennis star Jelena Jankovic. That Wimbledon triumph remains the only major title in his career. In the men's doubles section, his best performance at a Grand Slam, prior to this year's Wimbledon, was a quarterfinal appearance at the US Open in 2013. He has surpassed that underwhelming career record after beating the duo of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares with doubles partner John Peers by a scoreline of 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

The 'Murray-double' dream

Andy Murray remains one of the favourites to win the singles title at Wimbledon this year. He takes on World number 2 Roger Federer in the semis on 10 July. On the other hand, Jamie Murray and John Peers will take on Jonathan Erlich and Philip Petzschner in the semi-finals a day earlier. With both the brothers reaching the final stages of the tournament, they could go on to achieve a unique 'Murray-double', by winning the titles in their respective sections. "This is a good breakthrough for us in terms of stepping up at the biggest tournament there is, and we'll keep trying to work hard and get better," the older Murray told reporters after the match.

First published: 17 August 2015, 23:04 IST
 
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