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Jamie Murray made history on Saturday when he became the first man in the Open era to win three successive mixed doubles titles at the US Open.

It was actually his fourth win in a row at Flushing Meadows after landing the men's event with Bruno Soares in 2016.

On Saturday, he and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands defended their mixed championship with a straight-sets triumph - 6-2 6-3 - against top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus.

In 2017, the 33 year-old Dunblane ace won the mixed event with Martina Hingis and Saturday's success gave him his seventh Grand Slam victory.

"We played amazing, the whole two weeks,"Murray said at the trophy presentation."We've had so much fun on the court. I'm really, really, really happy to win again."

His playing partner hailed his form at the end ........ "Jamie, you were on fire these whole two weeks," Mattek-Sands said.They are the first pair to defend the championship in 37 years.

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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