Jamie Murray at 2011 Aegon Championships
|Residence||London, England, UK|
13 February 1986 |
Dunblane, Scotland, UK
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (2-handed backhand)|
|Career record||0–1 (in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 834 (22 May 2006)|
|Career record||159-156 (50.48% in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (10 October 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 34 (7 October 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011)|
|French Open||2R (2011)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2007, 2008)|
|US Open||QF (2013)|
|Career record||28–14 (67%)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2008, 2009)|
|French Open||SF (2011)|
|US Open||F (2008)|
|Last updated on: 29 October 2012.|
Jamie Robert Murray (born 13 February 1986) is a British tennis player who specialises in doubles and is Britain's no. 4 and Scotland's no. 2 doubles player. He is the older brother of Andy Murray. He won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2007 with Jelena Janković. Murray had an early career partnership with Eric Butorac, winning three titles in 2007. Having split with Butorac at the end of 2007, Murray subsequently played with a large number of players: his seven subsequent ATP finals came with six different partners. In 2013, he began a new partnership with John Peers, winning three ATP tournaments as of 29h September 2013. Two of his titles have also come when playing with his brother Andy.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Tennis career
- 3 Major tournaments
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Doubles career summary
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Jamie Murray was born to William Murray and Judy in Dunblane, Scotland. At the age of 11, Jamie finished runner up in the boys under 12 category at the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl. Murray was the junior world #2 when he was about 13 years old and was selected to be educated at The Leys School in Cambridge while being coached by national coaches. Jamie's younger brother Andy said of this experience that the Lawn Tennis Association 'ruined' him when he went to Cambridge. In 2004 he partnered his brother to the semi final of the Junior US Open
In 2006 he reached two ATP Tour doubles finals. In late July, Murray and the American player Eric Butorac reached the final of the Los Angeles tournament which they lost in straight sets to the world's top-ranked doubles team, the Bryan brothers. In September, partnering his younger brother, Murray reached the final of the Bangkok tournament, losing to the top Israeli doubles pairing Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich (2–6 6–2 4–10).
In early February 2007, Murray and Butorac claimed their first doubles title in the AT&T Challenger tournament. They then won back to back doubles titles on the ATP Tour, at the SAP Open in San Jose and the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis. These victories lifted Murray into the top 50 in the ATP doubles rankings for the first time.
On 20 March 2007 Murray received his first call-up to the Great Britain Davis Cup team, where he was picked for the doubles rubber on the Saturday of the tie against the Netherlands on 7 April. Jamie played alongside Greg Rusedski versus Robin Haase and Rogier Wassen. Murray and Rusedski beat the Dutch pairing 6–1 3–6 6–3 7–6 (7–5).
After winning his mixed doubles title with Jelena Janković at Wimbledon, Murray again reached a mixed doubles semi-final of the 2007 US Open aside Liezel Huber, coming within ten points of winning a place in the final.
Murray began 2008 with his new doubles partner Max Mirnyi, but the partnership struggled. Despite victory in the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in February, they had failed to reach any other finals, winning just one of their first four matches as a pair and going out of eleven tournaments within the first two rounds, including at the 2008 Australian Open. Without Mirnyi, Murray has appeared to have had more success, reaching the semi-final of the Movistar Open with Nicolás Lapentti in January and the final of the Estoril Open with Kevin Ullyett in April.
Murray has also shown some interest in singles tennis. He competed in a singles qualifying match against Marcel Granollers in January and applied for a wildcard singles entry for Wimbledon. He was given a wildcard into the qualifying stages for the 2008 Artois Championships, but lost to Poland's Łukasz Kubot and was refused entry into the Wimbledon singles tournament. With Mirnyi he reached the final and semi-final of the Slazenger Open and the Artois Championships respectively, but failed to progress beyond the third round of Wimbledon.
Competing for Great Britain, he had a public fall out with brother Andy Murray, criticising him for dropping out of the squad for a Davis Cup match against Argentina; Jamie played in and lost the doubles match with Ross Hutchins. At the 2008 Summer Olympics the two Murrays competed together in the doubles tournament. After defeating Canadian pair Frédéric Niemeyer and Daniel Nestor 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the First Round, they then lost to French pair and 2007 Wimbledon Doubles Champions Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, 6–1, 6–3.
Mixed doubles once again proved to be more successful for Murray in 2008. Competing with Liezel Huber he reached the final of the 2008 US Open, though they lost out to Cara Black and Leander Paes. He also reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon and the quarter-finals in the French Open.
Mirnyi and Murray had mediocre results, compiling a 15 for 17 record. They split in September 2008 and Murray formed a new partnership with Dušan Vemić of Serbia at the start of the 2009 season.
Jamie played the Brisbane and Sydney tournaments with Serbian Dušan Vemić but played the Australian Open with his old partner Eric Butorac as Vemić was unavailable. Butorac and Murray, who had not played together since the 2007 US Open, lost in the first round at Melbourne Park. Since splitting from Vemić at the end of February, Murray has played with several different partners, including Simon Aspelin, Jamie Delgado, Paul Hanley, Pavel Vízner, Gilles Müller and Jonathan Erlich. With Müller he reached the semi-final at Nottingham, his best result since the same tournament last year. Murray played with Vízner at the French Open and with Erlich at Wimbledon, but was defeated in the first round of both tournaments. However, he did reach the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon with his regular partner Liezel Huber. Dropping out of the world top one hundred, Murray returned to the Challenger circuit with new partner Jamie Delgado. Playing in these lower ranked tournaments, he won his first tournament of any sort in eighteen months at the Tirani Cup in August 2009, followed by wins at the TEAN International (with Jonathan Marray) and the Ljubljana Open. He was semi-finalist in the Challenger event in Orléans, France. He topped off the year with a win in Astana, Kazakhstan again partnering Jonathan Marray.
Jamie started the 2010 year as a semi-finalist in the ATP Challenger event in São Paulo, Brazil. His first win of the year came in Salinas, Ecuador with Marray again. He lost with Marray in another Challenger event in Bucaramanga, Colombia on clay in the quarter-finals. He also competed in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, this time alongside Laura Robson, but lost in the first round. Playing in his first tournament since getting married, Murray played with his brother Andy Murray. The pair had a great week in Valencia and won the tournament. This was Jamie's first win on the top level of the tour for over two years and the first time that he has won a doubles title with his brother. Murray ended the season with another Challenger win, in Bratislava.
Murray began 2011 playing with Xavier Malisse. Though the pair lost in their first ATP event at Chennai, Murray won his first match at a Grand Slam since Wimbledon 2008 as they progressed to the second round of the Australian Open. Murray followed this up with two semifinal appearances, partnering Alexander Peya at the SA Open and his brother Andy at Rotterdam. These successes saw Murray climb back into the world top 50. At the French Open, Murray and his partner Chris Guccione were eliminated in the second round of the men's doubles by the top-seeded Bryan Brothers, but he progressed to the semifinals of the mixed doubles with Nadia Petrova. In August, he reached the semifinals of the Winston–Salem Open but lost in straight sets to Christopher Kas and Alexander Peya. He partnered Santiago González. At the US Open, he and partner González went out in the first round in straight sets to Jürgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner, who went on to win the tournament. He next played at the Open de Moselle, where he partnered André Sá, going on to win the tournament by defeating Lukáš Dlouhý and Marcelo Melo in the final, winning in straight sets. Two weeks later, he won his second title of the year partnering with brother Andy Murray at the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. They defeated František Čermák and Filip Polášek. In doing so, he rose to a career-high doubles ranking of no. 23 in the world.
Murray began 2012 playing at the Brisbane International partnering Paul Hanley for the first time. They made it into the second round, but lost in straight sets. At the Australian Open the pair lost in the first round in three sets to Julian Knowle and Michael Kohlmann 6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–7(5–7). Murray got to his first final of the season again partnering Paul Hanley at the Open Sud de France, but lost the final to Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in straight sets 6–7(4–7), 4–6. At the French Open Murray this time partnering Carsten Ball lost in the first round to Yen-Hsun Lu and Go Soeda in three sets 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 3–6. At Wimbledon Murray re-partnered with longtime partner Eric Butorac for the first time in five years. They went out in the early stages in the second round in straight sets to Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra 3–6, 5–7, 4–6. Having lost in the first round at the German Open, Murray next competed at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in the doubles event partnering Brother Andy, who was also competing in the singles event. Jamie described partnering his brother at the London Olympics as a dream come true. Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins also competed together to represent Great Britain in the doubles event. Unfortunately the dream was not long lived as they lost in the first round to Austria (Melzer & Peya) in a very close match in three sets 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 5–7. At the 2012 US Open Murray had another disappointing campaign as he and partner André Sá lost in the first round to fifteenth seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in straight sets 2–6, 2–6. They did, however, go on to reach the final of a challenger in Pétange the following week. The pair didn't go on to achieve much more in the remainder of the 2012 season, their most notable result coming at the Erste Bank Open where they reached the semi-finals. Murray then spent the final month of the season playing with a variety of different partners on the Challenger Tour.
Murray began 2013 playing with fellow Scot, Colin Fleming. Their first tournament was the Brisbane International where they were only able to make the quarter-finals despite being second seeds. They followed this up with a poor showing at the Australian Open where they lost their opening match to Kohlmann & Nieminen in straight sets.
At the start of February Murray paired up with John Peers. This partnership looked to be more successful as they reached the semi-finals of their first tournament together - the Open Sud de France. They continued playing together and won their first title of the year at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, upsetting top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the final.
The pair played their first Grand Slam together at the French Open where they lost in the second round in three sets to the Colombian pairing of Cabal & Farah. Going out early allowed them to play in the Aegon Trophy on the Challenger Tour during the second week of the slam which they went on to win. They followed this with a fairly successful grass court season where they reached the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships and the semi-finals of the Aegon International. This gave them confidence heading into Wimbledon, however they lost in the first round to Blake & Melzer in an exciting match where the deciding set finished 14-12 after lasting 87 minutes.
Not disheartened, Murray & Peers went on to win their second ATP Tour title of the year only a few weeks later in Gstaad, beating the Spanish pair of Andújar and García-López in the final 6-3, 6-4. They followed this up with a strong showing at the Bet-at-home Cup where they reached the semi-finals.
Next up was the US Open. The pair faced ninth seeds Marrero & Verdasco in their opening match and pulled off a shock, winning in straight sets. Two narrow three set wins followed over López & Sá as well as the American pairing of Baker & Ram. This resulted in Murray reaching his first ever Grand Slam quarter-final in the men's doubles. Murray and Peers would not progress any further however, losing 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 4-6 to second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.
Murray & Peers had a highly successful Asian swing of tournaments, reaching back-to-back finals in Bangkok and Tokyo, winning the former against Tomasz Bednarek and Johan Brunström. In Shanghai, Murray reached only his second Masters 1000 semifinal, defeating established doubles champions Julien Benneteau, Nenad Zimonjic and Robert Lindstedt en route before losing in two tightly contested tiebreaks against David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco. As a result of their highly successful first season as a pair, Murray & Peers finished 10th in the Race to London, only 665 points behind the 8th placed qualifiers.
Mixed Doubles: 2 (1–1)
|Outcome||Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||2007||Wimbledon||Grass||Jelena Janković|| Alicia Molik
|6–4, 3–6, 6–1|
|Runner-up||2008||US Open||Hard (o)||Liezel Huber|| Cara Black
ATP career finals
Doubles: 16 (10 titles, 6 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||30 July 2006||Countrywide Classic, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Eric Butorac|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||2.||1 October 2006||Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard (i)||Andy Murray|| Jonathan Erlich
|2–6, 6–2, [4–10]|
|Winner||1.||18 February 2007||SAP Open, San Jose, United States||Hard (i)||Eric Butorac|| Chris Haggard
|Winner||2.||25 February 2007||Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Eric Butorac|| Jürgen Melzer
|Winner||3.||23 June 2007||Nottingham Open, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Eric Butorac|| Joshua Goodall
|4–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Winner||4.||17 February 2008||Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Bob Bryan
|6–4, 3–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||3.||21 April 2008||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Kevin Ullyett|| Jeff Coetzee
|2–6, 6–4, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||4.||16 June 2008||Nottingham Open, Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Jeff Coetzee|| Bruno Soares
|Winner||5.||7 November 2010||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Andy Murray|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|7–6(10–8), 5–7, [10–7]|
|Winner||6.||25 September 2011||Open de Moselle, Metz, France||Hard (i)||André Sá|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|Winner||7.||9 October 2011||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Andy Murray|| František Čermák
|Runner-up||5.||5 February 2012||Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France||Hard (i)||Paul Hanley|| Nicolas Mahut
|Winner||8.||13 April 2013||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States||Clay||John Peers|| Bob Bryan
|1–6, 7–6(7–3), [12–10]|
|Winner||9.||28 July 2013||Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||John Peers|| Pablo Andújar
|Winner||10.||29 September 2013||PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard (i)||John Peers|| Tomasz Bednarek
|6–3, 3–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||6.||6 October 2013||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||John Peers|| Rohan Bopanna
Doubles career summary
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only once a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded.
|ATP World Tour Finals|
|ATP World Tour Finals||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||2R||Not Held||1R||NH||1–2|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||2R||SF||1R||A||QF||2R||2R||8–6|
|ATP Final Appearances||2||3||3||0||1||2||1||4||16|
|Year End Ranking||77||32||28||105||57||35||75||30|
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