Sydney, Australia – Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares claimed the ATP 250 doubles title. The pair dropped one set claiming the title.
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Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares entered the ATP 250 even in Sydney, a warm up for the Australian Open. They were second seeds.
The Brit/Brazilian first round opponents were Santiago González & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. The Mexican/Pakistani team pushed Murray & Soares however, the second seeds were able to obtain the break of serve needed in each set. González & Qureshi were unable to break back and the Brit/Brazilian moved on in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Murray & Soares faced Ivan Dodig & Édouard Roger-Vasselin. The Croat/French pair were strong in the first set, and almost forced a tiebreak. The seeds however, managed to break right at the end of the set and took the lead. Dodig & Roger-Vasselin were not able to re-group and the Brit/Brazilian went on to take the match in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.
The semi-final saw Murray & Soares against Ken & Neal Skupski. This was the toughest match to date, with the Skupski brothers forcing a tiebreak in the first set. The second seeds went on to claim the breaker. In the second set the Brits managed to break the seeds and levelled up the match. The match tiebreak that followed was close, but it was the Brit/Brazilian that edged it to make the final 7-6(4), 5-7. 10-7.
In the final Murray & Soares were against the top seeds Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah. The Brit/Brazilian pair were all over the top seeds and obtained the break of serve. Cabal & Farah could not break back and the second seeds took the lead. In the second set Murray & Soares again broke serve with the top seeds unable to break back. The Brit/Brazilian sealed the win 6-4, 6-3.
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