12 months ago, Jamie Murray claimed the US Open mixed doubles title together with Martina Hingis and he has managed to defend the crown, overpowering Nikola Mektic and Alicja Rosolska 2-6 6-3 11-9 in an hour and 19 minutes together with Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Murray is the first male player since Bob Bryan in 2003-2004 but he and Bethanie had to work hard to lift the trophy, winning the last two points of the match at 9-9 in the match tie break to emerge as winners, scoring three points more than their rivals.
Mektic and Rosolska were off to a perfect start, scoring two breaks in the opening set and staying in touch until 3-3 in the second set before losing three straight games, having to determine the champions in the match tie break.
Mattek-Sands got broken in the third game after a great defense from Rosolska and she suffered another break at 2-4, allowing Nikola and Alicja to take the opener 6-2 after 28 minutes. Nothing could separate two teams in the first seven games of the second set before Rosolska lost serve to send Murray and Mattek-Sands 5-3 up and Jamie closed the set with a volley winner after a deuce in game nine to set up the match tie break.
There, Mektic and Rosolska built a 4-1 lead before losing the next six points to trail 7-4. Jamie and Bethanie have lost just one out of eight points on serve to move 9-6 up, with three match points up for grabs. Mektic and Rosolska saved them all to level the score at 9-9 but Murray fired a service winner to give his team the fourth match point.
He won the next point on the return as well with a volley winner to deliver the title for him and Mattek-Sands and it meant a lot to both players, with Jamie defending the crown won 12 months ago while Bethanie claimed her biggest crown after returning from a terrible knee injury at last year's Wimbledon. Final result: