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Second slam for Scot

Glory for Murray in men’s doubles final

jamie-murray-and-bruno-soares-aus-open-trophyTennis – US Open: Jamie Murray and partner Bruno Soares secured their second Grand Slam title of the year by winning the men’s doubles’ final in New York.

Murray became the first British man to win the title since Roger Taylor 44 years ago.

The Scot and Brazilian Soares – already holders of the Australian Open title – beat Spain’s unseeded pairing of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-3.

Taylor won the US Open alongside South African Cliff Drysdale, in 1972.

After clinching victory in 79 minutes, Murray said: “I’ve got a great partner in Bruno who makes a lot of returns for me and long may it continue.”

Murray also won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2007 and is now a triple Grand Slam winner like his brother Andy.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber confirmed her new ranking as world number one with victory over Czech Karolina Pliskova in the women’s singles final.

Kerber won 6-3 4-6 6-4, adding to her triumph in the Australian Open in January.

“All my dreams came true today and I’m just trying to enjoy the moment,” said Kerber.

It was her third Grand Slam final of 2016, having lost to Serena Williams at Wimbledon.

Czech player Pliskova had never been past the third round of a major before this tournament.

 



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