Jamie Murray might be super-excited after winning the 2019 US Open mixed doubles title with Bethanie Mattek-Sands but he is aiming for something bigger now.
Writing in his column for the BBC, Murray, ranked 14th in the doubles ATP rankings said winning four titles at the US Open over as many years made him very proud, especially retaining the mixed doubles title they had won in 2018. However, Murray said he would now look to focus on his partnership with Neal Skupski for the rest of the year, to build towards the new season.
Murray, who had earlier combined with his brother Andy Murray at the Washington Open and reached the quarter-final, also said he hoped he can now try and realise his ambition of winning the French Open and Wimbledon men’s doubles titles.
He has already won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon with Jelena Jankovic (2007) and Martina Hingis (2017) but was a losing finalist at the men’s double competition of 2015. Murray and John Peers went down to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the final there.
Murray’s best French Open result was a quarter-final in the men’s doubles competition in 2017 and semi-final in the mixed doubles in 2011.
Speaking of his partnership with Skupski, Murray said the duo had done well on the hard courts of America, with a semi-final at the Cincinnati Masters and then again at the Winston Salem Open followed by semi-finals at the US Open. He also revealed their future plans as a team.
“Initially we said our partnership would be until at least the end of this year and we will continue to play together next year. Things have gone well so now we can get ourselves in a good position to start things up next year and get a full season together.”
Regarding his partnership with Mattek-Sands, Murray said they would look to continue playing together for the foreseeable future given they possessed a great chemistry on court.
Interestingly, Mattek-Sands has now joined the Harvard Business School along with Caroline Wozniacki.
— Bethanie MattekSands (@matteksands) September 9, 2019