Jamie Murray hired as tournament director at one of most prestigious tournaments



by DZEVAD MESIC

Jamie Murray hired as tournament director at one of most prestigious tournaments
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2017 Queen's doubles champion Jamie Murray is the new tournament director of the cinch Championships at the Queen's Club, the tournament announced. Murray, 37, is one of the most successful doubles players in British tennis history and he was the first Briton to reach the world No 1 spot in 2016 April.

Murray, a two-time Grand Slam men's doubles champion and a five-time Grand Slam champion in mixed doubles, is still active and he plans to compete on the ATP Tour in 2024. However, he won't be competing at the Queen's Club next year or the week prior so he can focus on organizing the 2024 Queen's edition as well as possible.

The Queen's event is one of the most prestigious tournaments in its category, having been named the ATP 500 tournament of the year seven times since 2013 - including this year. “It’s a real honour to be given this opportunity by the LTA, to work on such a prestigious and well-regarded tournament with the event team during the year, supporting the development and growth of the cinch Championships.

As most people know I have a genuine interest in the events side of the business having started as a Tournament Director of the Murray Trophy and most recently organising Battle of the Brits in ensuring the best possible experience for the players and fans who attend," Murray said in a statement.

Murray is a three-time doubles finalist at the Queen's Club

Throughout his career, Murray has been a regular at the Queen's Club. In 2014, Murray made his first doubles final at the Queen's Club with John Peers before they lost to Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.

Three years later, Murray teamed up with Soares and won his first Queen's doubles title. The following year, Murray and Soares made back-to-back Queen's finals - but this time they were beaten by Peers and Henri Kontinen. This year, Murray competed at the Queen's Club alongside Michael Venus.

Unfortunately for Murray, his Queen's run was short-lived after he and Venus lost in the first round to Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden.

Jamie Murray