Murray/Mattek-Sands Capture US Open Mixed Doubles Title
In the first all-unseeded mixed doubles final at the US Open since 2009, Jamie Murray lifted the US Open title on Saturday. The Brit, competing alongside home favourite Bethanie Mattek-Sands for the first time, defeated Nikola Mektic and Alicja Rosolska 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 to triumph in Flushing Meadows for the second straight year.
Murray, who lifted the trophy with Martina Hingis last year, and Mattek-Sands trailed 1/4 in the Match Tie-break before converting their fourth championship point to lift the trophy. Murray becomes the first man to win back-to-back mixed doubles titles in New York since Bob Bryan (2003-04). It is Murray's fourth mixed doubles Grand Slam title and sixth overall, with two men's doubles successes alongside Bruno Soares at the 2016 Australian Open and US Open.
Mattek-Sands, a five-time women's doubles Grand Slam champion and three-time mixed doubles major winner, lifts her eighth Grand Slam crown. The 33-year-old Pheonix resident clinches her first US Open mixed doubles title in her second final after finishing as a runner-up in 2015 with fellow American Sam Querrey. Murray and Mattek-Sands receive $155,000, while Mektic and Rosolska will split $70,000.
Mutua Madrid Open champion Mektic was bidding to win his first Grand Slam mixed doubles trophy. Mektic's first-time partner Rosolska was aiming to become the first Polish player to win a mixed doubles Grand Slam event.