Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win doubles at Queen's

Federer Murray is tired and struggling with injuries

After brother Andy Murray's shock first-round exit in the singles on Tuesday, Jamie Murray took up the British mantle by overcoming Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin 6-2 6-3 alongside Brazilian Soares.

Andy and Jamie Murray could seek to cap their glittering careers by teaming up to win a Wimbledon doubles title, according to their mother Judy.

After their Aegon Championships triumph over Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Murray-Soares are unbeaten in the grass-court season and Jamie became only the second Brit to win a doubles crown at Queen's after Jeremy Bates in 1990.

Both have enjoyed success at Wimbledon, with Jamie winning the mixed doubles back in 2007 and Andy a two-time victor in the singles.

This is Murray and Soares' sixth ATP title won together and in a twist of fate Murray lost his last doubles final at Queen's in 2014 when Soares was on the other side of the net.




"I think my heart rate dropped below 180 for the first time once we won the first set of this match, having had to get through the semi-final before", added Murray.

Jamie said: "If you look on the board of winners, it's the best players and the best teams. At least one Murray won the tournament this week - it's a tradition here".

A Soares return gave them the first break for 3-1 and another brought them the set in game eight.

That left Murray to serve for the title and, after the French pair saved two match points, a first serve clinched the third.

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