Murray/Hingis Win Second Straight Mixed Doubles Title
Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis capped a dominant mixed doubles campaign in 2017, improving to 10-0 together with their second title in a row on Sunday at the US Open. The British-Swiss duo defeated Michael Venus and Hao-Ching Chan 6-1, 4-6, 10/8 in a tight Match Tie-break.
Murray and Hingis are the first team to go back-to-back at Wimbledon and the US Open since Hingis achieved the feat with Leander Paes in 2015. They are the only tandems to do so in 20 years.
Murray notched his third mixed doubles title in total, adding to his maiden triumph at Wimbledon in 2007 (w/Jankovic). He is the first British man to win the US Open mixed doubles title since Peter Curtis in 1968 (w/Eisel).
"We had a great run," Murray said. "We played a great tie-break and the crowd was really into it. There was a lot of noise. Some crazy rallies going on. For us, it's so much fun to go there and play in a huge stadium, with a lot of people coming out to watch.
"It's been a lot of fun for me. A great opportunity for me to compete with Martina. She's such a great player and a huge champion of the game. It's been a lot of fun. Every time we are on court, we get a lot of people coming out to watch us, a lot of people supporting us. It makes it fun to play. Like I said before, that's what we enjoy most about playing tennis, playing in front of a lot of people. That's where the enjoyment is, trying to put on a good show and play good tennis."
For Venus, the run to the final caps a career-year at the Grand Slam level, having claimed the doubles title with Ryan Harrison at Roland Garros.