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JAMIE'S MIXED JOY.

Byline: | Gary Ralston

Jamie Murray's love affair with the US Open continued as he triumphed in the final of the mixed doubles last night.

The Scot and partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat top seeds Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-2 6-3. The defending champions needed a wildcard to enter the tourney after Mattek-Sands underwent major knee surgery earlier in the year.

But they showed their class to blow away their rivals in just 59 minutes.

Murray beamed: "We played amazing the whole two weeks, a lot of great tennis.

"It's easier playing on the big courts. I know Beth loves it, playing in front of lots of people, and she played an amazing match.

"She says I'm the yin to her yang. We are really happy to win again."

The duo broke Chan and Venus twice in the first set.

A topsy-turvy second set saw four breaks in the first four games but Murray and Mattek-Sands settled to see it out at Arthur Ashe.

It's the sixth slam success for Mattek Sands and Murray, 33, has now won seven, including four in a row at Flushing Meadows.

Murray also won mixed doubles with Martina Hingis in 2017 and the men's doubles with Bruno Soares in 2016.

He becomes the first man in the open era to win three mixed doubles titles in a row at the US Open.

Mattek-Sands said: "We have a lot of fun."

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POINT MADE Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 8, 2019
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