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.
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