US Open 2016: Jamie Murray-Bruno Soares win men’s doubles title

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win their second Grand Slam of year beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3.

By: AP | New York | Updated: September 11, 2016 12:00 am
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Jamie Murray of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil won the U.S. Open doubles championship Saturday for their second Grand Slam title this year, beating Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3.

The No. 4-seeded Murray and Soares, who won the Australian Open in January, dropped only one service game and won 71 percent of first-serve points against their unseeded opponents.

They are the first winners of multiple major men’s doubles titles in a season since Bob and Mike Bryan won three in 2013. Murray and Soares only teamed up late last year.

Murray says he’s accomplished something his more famous brother, Andy, has not: two Grand Slam titles in a year.

Murray and Soares reached the final after taking out the top-seeded team, defending champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.