UNLIKE his high profile brother, Jamie Murray, has made it to the finals of the men’s doubles when he and his partner John Peers from Australia beat the American pair of Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey on September 10.
Eighth seeds Murray and Peers have won 10 of their last 11 Grand Slam matches after losing in the Wimbledon final in July. Champions on the hard courts of Brisbane and clay of Hamburg this year, they will face the French team and number 12 seeds, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in the final to be played September 12.
These pairs have only met once before when the British/Australian team lost, so they will be looking for revenge and the chance to share the prize money of $570,000 (€505,000).
Britain’s other hope in the men’s doubles, unseeded Dominic Inglot with Robert Lindstedt of Sweden were outplayed in two sets by the French pair on the same day.
This year has seen a complete route of seeded men’s double teams which meant for Inglot, it was the first time that he had ever reached a semi-final in any of the four grand slam tournaments.