Mixed doubles glory again for Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands at US Open
Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands brushed aside top seeds Chan Hao-Ching and Michael Venus in the final to successfully defend their US Open crown.
Brit Murray, who took his Grand Slam doubles tally seven, and local hero Mattek-Sands, now a nine-time Grand Slam doubles winner, secured a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 win over Chan and Venus to make it back-to-back mixed doubles titles at Flushing Meadows.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2019
The defending champions secured two breaks of serve in the first set and, after the second set started with four consecutive breaks, they broke in games seven and nine to wrap up the win.
“We played amazing the whole two weeks, especially the semi-finals and finals,” Murray said. “I’ve always had fun on the court. Really happy to win again.”
Mattek-Sands added: “Jamie, you were on fire this whole two weeks. We have a lot of fun. He keeps me grounded. I’m the energetic one.”
With the win, Murray becomes the first man in the Open Era to win the title three consecutives titles as he also tasted success alongside Martina Hingis in 2017.
Novak Djokovic to prioritise Grand Slams as he closes in on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal
The Serbian is two major titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Novak Djokovic to ‘take some time off to heal’ as he reveals abdominal ‘damage is bigger’
Novak Djokovic confirms injury worsened.
Naomi Osaka eyes French Open and Wimbledon glory, but needs to get comfortable on clay and grass
Naomi Osaka determined to “complete her set”.
Goran Ivanisevic on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal: ‘They are going to overtake Roger Federer’
“They surprise me every day,” says Goran Ivanisevic.
Five things we learned from the Aus Open: Novak Djokovic still reigning and tennis needs Nick Kyrgios
A look back at the 2021 Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic celebrates ninth Australian Open win after ‘roller-coaster ride’
Djokovic made it nine victories from nine finals.
Australian Open day 14: Title No 9 for Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka’s mis-step and roll of honour
The story of the final day of action from Melbourne.
WATCH: Andy Murray receives a signed Juventus shirt from Cristiano Ronaldo
Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo exchange gifts.
Daniil Medvedev’s lovely ‘small story’ about Novak Djokovic after final: ‘The guy was a god for me’
“Nice words” from Medvedev about Djokovic.
Comment: We are entering into a new era in tennis…. where Novak Djokovic will be crowned the greatest
Novak Djokovic sends a reminder to the chasing pack.