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 wins ATP 250 Zhuhai title
Jamie Murray & Michael Venus were the second seeds at the ATP event in Zhuhai. In the first round the Brit/Kiwi were against Cristian Garin & Tomas Etcheverry. The Chilean/Argentine stayed close to the seeds in the first set. Eventually, Murray & Venus secured the break of serve to take the lead. The second set was more of the same, with Garin & Etcheverry trying to stay with the seeds. However, the Brit/Kiwi broke serve and took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
In the quarter-final Murray & Venus were against Zhe Li & Xin Gao. The Chinese wildcard pair stayed close with the seeds at the start of the first set, before the Brit/Kiwi broke serve to take the lead. The second set was more of the same with the Chinese staying with the seeds. However, eventually, the Brit/Kiwi broke serve and took the match in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.
The semi-final pitched the seeds against Mackenzie McDonald & Sebastian Korda. The seeds well, breaking the Americans to take the lead. However, in the second set, McDonald & Korda fought back. The Americans forced a tiebreak and eased through that to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw Murray & Venus dominate to get through to the final 6-3, 6-7(4), 10-2.
In the final the Brit/Kiwi were up against third seeds Nathanial Lammons & Jackson Withrow. Murray & Venus started well and broke Lammons & Withrow to take the first set. The second set was more of the same. Even though the Americans tried to make a fight of it, the second seeds were just too good and took the title 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles Round Up
Julian Cash with Robert Galloway were defeated by Arthur Rinderknech & Nuno Borges in the quarter-final 6-3, 4-6, 10-6.
Luke Johnson & Henry Patten were defeated by Romain Arneodo & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn in the first round in Saint Tropez 6-4, 6-7, 10-6.
Scott Duncan with Volodoymyr Uzhylovskyi were defeated by Tom Paris & Mae Malige in the first round in Saint Tropez 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.
Joshua Paris with Antoine Escoffier were defeated by Albano Olivetti & Dan Added in the first round in Saint Tropez 6-1, 3-6, 10-7.
Lloyd Glasspool with Harri Heliovaara were defeated by Jonathan Eysseric & Harold Mayot in the semi-final in Saint Tropez 7-6, 6-4.
Connor Thomson with Alex Rybakov were defeated by Guido Andreozzi & Hans Hach Verdugo in the first round in Columbus 7-5, 6-3.
Stefan Cooper with Kacper Zuk were defeated by Jack Vance & Tennyson Whiting in the first round in Setubal 7-6(5), 6-3.
Freya Christie with Renata Voracova were defeated by Maryna Kolb & Nadiya Kolb in the first round in Caldas da Rainha 6-3, 6-4.
Madeline Brooks & Holly Hutchinson were defeated by Yuriko Lily Miyazaki & Mariam Bolkvadze in the first round in Caldas da Rainha 4-6, 6-4, 10-5.
Yuriko Lily Miyazaki with Mariam Bolkvadze were defeated by Francisca Jorge & Matilde Jorge in the quarter-final in Caldas de Rainha 2-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Francisca Jorge & Matilde Jorge in the semi-final in Caldas da Rainha 6-4, 6-4.
Freddie Ridout & Roy Keegan were defeated by Yuri Dzhavakian & Koray Kirci in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-2, 6-4.
Joe Cooper with Yanki Erei were defeated by Andrea Bacaloni & Leonardo Rossi in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.
Danielle Daley with Anouck Vrancken Peeters were defeated by Zuzanna Pawlikowska & Alyssa Reguer in the quarter-final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-5, 7-5.
Adam Jones & David Quayle were defeated by Jody Maginley & Joshua Sheehy in the final in Sharm-El-Sheikh 6-3, 7-6(6).
Aryana Bartlett with Elena Giovanna Giessler were defeated by Aliona Falei & Kira Pavlova in the first round in Ceuta 6-1, 6-0.
Jasmine Conway with Laia Petretic were defeated by Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers & Angela Fita Boluda in the quarter-final in Ceuta 0-0 (RET).
Eliz Maloney with Arlinda Rushiti were defeated by Katarina Kozarov & Madison Sieg in the quarter-final in Ceuta 7-6(7), 3-6, 10-7.
Lucia Cassidy with Gala Arangio were defeated by Noemi La Cagnina & Giuilla Paterno in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 6-2.
Ranah Stoiber with Sandugash Kenzhibayeva were defeated by Elisabeth Iila & Demi Tran in the first round in Monastir 1-6, 6-4, 10-4.
Harry Wendelken with Nicolas Kobelt were defeated by James Davis & Ben Jones in the first round in Danderyd 6-2, 6-4.
Giles Hussey with Patrick Harper were defeated by Alexander Blockx & Tibo Colson in the first round in Danderyd 6-4, 7-6(6).
George Houghton & Hamish Stewart were defeated by Adrian Oetzbach & Mats Rosenkrantz in the first round in Danderyd 7-6(3), 3-6, 10-8.
Michael Shaw with Jack Karlsson Wistrand were defeated by James Davis & Ben Jones in the quarter-final in Danderyd 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-6.
James Davis & Ben Jones were defeated by Daniel De Jonge & Jakob Schnaitter in the semi-final in Danderyd 6-4, 7-5.
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