Murray and Peers win title without losing a set

Jamie Murray and John Peers claimed their third men's doubles title together. Picture: Getty
Jamie Murray and John Peers claimed their third men's doubles title together. Picture: Getty
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Jamie Murray and John Peers claimed their fifth men’s doubles title together after beating Alexandr Dolgopolov and Kei Nishikori in the final of the Brisbane International.

Scotland’s Murray and Peers of Australia clinched their first crown of the season – and ended a three-match losing streak in finals – with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) win in 73 minutes.

It completed a remarkable week for the pair, who did not drop a set in the entire tournament.

“We had a great week,” said Murray on the ATP Tour website. “It’s good to start the year with a title.

“You couldn’t really ask for anything more. It shows each other that we obviously did a lot of hard work in the off-season.

“Right from our first practice, we both felt each other had improved. We played our first match with a lot of confidence and we carried that through the week.

“We’re really excited to win the tournament here in Brisbane.”

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