Recently crowned US Open Mixed Doubles champion – Jamie Murray spoke about his partnership with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and also put in place his targets for the remainder of the week. “It goes without saying I'm delighted to have won a fourth US Open title in four years after Bethanie Mattek-Sands and I retained the mixed doubles.
Winning four titles in a row there, one in the men's and three in the mixed, is an amazing achievement and retaining the mixed is not an easy thing to do,” he said. “We are the first team to achieve that in 37 years so it shows how hard it is”.
Speaking about his goals for the remainder of the year, Murray added, “Now I'm looking to finish the season strongly with my men's doubles partner Neal Skupski to set us up nicely for 2020. I still have a couple of big goals left in my career - winning the men's doubles at Wimbledon and the French Open”.
He further added, “Winning those titles with Neal would certainly be a career highlight. It is an amazing feeling to win the biggest events. That's what makes the training and sacrifices all worthwhile - for those moments”.
“Neal and I joined up for the grass-court season and, after losing in the first round at Wimbledon, we really gelled over the North American hard-court season. We had plenty of game time together, reaching the semi-finals in Cincinnati and Winston Salem, and that paid off as we also reached the semi-finals in the men's competition at Flushing Meadows”.
Mentioning his partnership with Mattek-Sands, he said, “Bethanie and I will keep playing together, I'm sure we will be playing the Australian Open as a pair. We have amazing chemistry on court and that's incredibly important for a doubles team.
That's what helps you get through the difficult moments”. “You can put two great players on the court together but if they don't have that bond then ultimately they will fall short and won't be as successful as a team that are together through thick and thin”.