No. 1 seeds Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares have won the St. Petersburg Open doubles title. Murray and Soares beat fourth-seeded Andrey Golubev and Hugo Nys 6-3 6-4 to win their second team title of the season. Murray and Soares earned the first break of the match in the second game but Golubev and Nys broke back in the third gane.
It didn't take long for Murray and Soares to earn another break as they broke Golubev and Nys in the fourth game and held on to their serve the rest of the way to win the opener. Murray and Soares then broke Golubev and Nys in the seventh game of the second set and held on to their serve the rest of the way to clinch the title.
Murray and Soares are currently eighth on the Race to Turin list. "The odds of getting to Turin are getting higher every match we win, so that is good,” Murray said, per the ATP website. “I think we have an over 500-point lead on the team behind us.
But in Paris if you win the tournament it is 1000 points, so while we are in a good position, we still need to go to Paris and have a good week there”.
Soares thrilled with the way he and Murray player
"I think the conditions here suit my return indoors,” Soares said.
“The ball is not moving much and I like these conditions and also we have had a good week, so that also helps. I think we are a dangerous combination overall”. Elsewhere, No. 4 seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah beat second-seeded Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 6-4 6-2 in the Vienna final.
"Thank you all of you for being here,” Farah said in the trophy ceremony. “For us it is amazing to play in this atmosphere in a full stadium and to have the crowd back and feel these amazing vibes”. Cabal added: The crowd has been amazing, thank you for coming. It was our time. It has been a pleasure being here”.