PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 01: Jamie Murray of Great Britain, parter of Bruno Soares of Brazil plays a backhand in their mens doubles first round match against Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot of Great Britain during day three of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 01, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Murray claims ATP 250 Dallas doubles title

By Glenys Furness

  • Jamie Murray & Michael Venus claimed first title together
  • The Brit/Kiwi were top seeds
  • Freya Christie & Ali Collins won in Grenoble
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA – Jamie Murray with Michael Venus entered the ATP 250 event and were the top seeds. The Brit/Kiwi made the final and took their first title together.


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Jamie Murray & Michael Venus were the top seeds in Dallas. In the first round they drew Jonny O’Mara & John-Patrick Smith. The top seeds dominated the first set as the Brit/Australian struggled to stay on terms. Murray & Venus took the first set quickly. The second set saw the Brit/Australian try and stay with the top seeds, eventually, though, Murray & Venus made the breakthrough to take the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.

In the quarter-final the top seeds were against Momir Kecmanovic & William Blumberg. The Serbian/American went toe to toe with Murray & Venus and forced a tiebreak in the first set, which they edged. The second set saw the top seeds re-group and break serve of Kecmanovic & Blumberg to level up the match. The match tiebreak saw the Brit/Kiwi step up a gear and take the win 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-5.

The semi-final saw the top seeds against the fourth seeds Andrew Goransson & Ben McLachlan. The Swede/Japanese pair stayed with Murray & Venus at the start of the first set. However, the top seeds managed to break and move ahead. The second set saw the Brit/Kiwi dominate to take the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

In the final, the top seeds were against the second seeds Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow. The Americans dominated the first set as the Brit/Kiwi struggled to hold serve. Lammons & Withrow lost only one game in the set. The second set saw Murray & Venus hold their own again at the start, and continue in that vein, forcing a tiebreak. In the breaker the Brit/Kiwi got the early break and levelled up the match. The match tiebreak was very close, but Murray & Venus came through and claimed their first title together 1-6, 7-6(4), 10-7.

Julian Cash & Henry Patten were defeated by Yuki Bhambri & Saketh Myneni in the quarter-final in Dallas 2-6, 6-3, 10-8.



Doubles Round Up

Liam Broady & Charles Broom were defeated by Karol Drzewiecki & Szymon Walkow in the first round in Vilnius 7-6, 6-3.

Luke Johnson with Sam Berbeek were defeated by Christian Harrison & Andrew Harris in the final in Tenerife 7-6, 6-7, 10-8.

Joe Cooper & Sean Drewry were defeated by Yeong-Seok Jeong & Ji-Hoon Son in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-4, 6-1.

Yuriko Lily Miyazaki with Prarthana G Thombare were defeated by Ines Murta & Vasanti Shinde in the quarter-final in Porto 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.

Naiktha Bains with Destanee Alava defeated Lily Fairclough & Olivia Gadecki in the final in Burnie 6-3, 7-5.

Eliz Maloney with Aneta Laboutkova were defeated by Sofya Lansere & Maria Timofeeva in the first round in Grenoble 6-0, 6-2.

Freya Christie & Ali Collins defeated Sofya Lansere & Marie Timofeeva in the final in Grenoble 6-4, 6-3.

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