US Clay Court Championships: Jamie Murray and John Peers win doubles title

Last Updated: 14/04/13 12:17pm

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Jamie Murray: Wins US Clay Court title with partner John Peers

Jamie Murray: Wins US Clay Court title with partner John Peers

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Great Britain's Jamie Murray and partner John Peers stunned the mighty Bryan brothers in the final of the US Clay Court Championships doubles in Houston.

The unseeded pair saved a match point to win 1-6 7-6 (7-3) 12-10 in 84 thrilling minutes, claiming their first title together.

The Bryans, Bob and Mike, had already won four titles this season but were denied a fifth by Murray and his Australian partner.

After being outclassed in the first set, Murray and Peers found themselves 3-0 down in the second-set tie-break, but then rattled off seven straight points to set-up the Champions tie-break.

They saved one match point and converted their second to pull off a stunning victory.

"Any time you beat the Bryans you're going to be happy," said Murray.

"It's tough to go out against them in a final, particularly for them playing in the States as the crowd was right behind them.

"We did well to come back, we showed good character. Slowly but surely we started to play good tennis."

The Houston contest was Murray and Peers' sixth tournament as a pairing, and marked Murray's first tournament victory since 2011, and his first ever on clay.

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