Murray and Soares win US Open doubles

Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares have won their second grand slam doubles title of the year after beating the Spanish duo of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-3 to take out the US Open.

Murray and Soares have each lost in the Flushing Meadows final with a different partner – Murray last year with Australian John Peers, and Soares in 2013 with Austrian Alexander Peya.

They made sure the trophy would not slip away a second time, adding the US Open to the Australian Open title they won to start the year.

Fourth-seeded Murray and Soares become the first team to win multiple slam doubles titles in a season since American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won three in 2013.

Murray, the brother of Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray, became the first British man to claim the US Open doubles crown since Roger Taylor in 1972, while Soares is the first Brazilian to land the title.

Jamie Murray says his younger brother’s success this year has helped with motivation.

“Just seeing him doing so well and wanting to have some of that success as well,” Murray said.

The brothers have played together at times, but the elder Murray made clear that he considers the partnership with Soares a better fit.

“With Andy it’s not so easy. Great players, they do what they’re going to do,” Murray said.

“With Bruno, we’re on an even keel.”

Murray and Soares prevailed over the Spanish duo by playing a more traditional quick-to-net doubles game that proved effective against their opponents’ strong groundstrokes and tendency to hammer shots from the baseline.

Soares said the duo’s goal is to become the world’s top-ranked doubles team.

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