Jamie Murray: I've got good talent for selecting best partner


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Jamie Murray: I've got good talent for selecting best partner

Great Britain's Jamie Murray joked about his ability to select the right partner after winning the US Open mixed doubles title. Murray, 32, and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands edged out Pole Alicja Rosolska and Croatia's Nikola Mektic 2-6 6-3 11-9 in the US Open mixed doubles final.

Murray and Mattek-Sands got broken twice in the first set but bounced back in the second set to force a decider. Rosolska and Mektic saved three match points to make it 9-9 in the match tie-break but then lost the following two points as Murray and Mattek-Sands converted their fourth match point.

The Briton now has four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Murray captured his maiden mixed doubles title as a teenager when he won it all with Serb Jelena Janković at Wimbledon in 2007. The Briton alongside the-now retired Martina Hingis made it all the way at Wimbledon and the US Open last year.

"I have got a good talent for picking the best partner," Murray said post-match. "I have had an amazing two weeks. Things went against us and we had to fight hard to get back into the match." Mattek-Sands, 33, suffered a horrific season-ending knee injury at last year's Wimbledon.

She now has three mixed doubles, having also won it all at 2012 Australian Open and the 2015 French Open respectively. "I got a little emotional out there. Going from not being able to get myself out of bed last year to win this final," Mattek-Sands said.

"I don't care what anyone tells you, you can do anything if you put your mind to it." Also read: US Open: Mike Bryan and Jack Sock win back-to-back Grand Slam titles