Andy Murray is one of the most successful tennis players on the planet with numerous accolades. However, Andy Murray’s brother, Jamie Murray, has also carved a niche for himself in the world of tennis.
One of the downsides to having a popular family member is that you are always playing second fiddle. Well, this is a problem that Jamie has been struggling with since the inception of his career.
Jamie Murray’s career
Just one look at Jamie’s career stats will make you believe that you had always been underrating the elder Murray brother.
Jamies has won seven Grand Slam titles. He has won the Wimbledon mixed doubles twice – with Jelena Jankovic in 2007 and with Martina Hingis in 2017. Hingis and Murray also went on to win The US Open in 2017. Jamie seems to have a special liking for the US Open as he has also won the title in 2018 and 2019.
Jamie’s record in the men’s doubles is also exemplary. He has won the Australian Open in 2016 and US Open in 2017 with Bruno Soares.
Murray was also a part of the Great Britain team that won the Davis Cup in 2015 – the nation’s first success in the tournament in 79 years. The Davis Cup team was awarded the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.
Jamie was an equally good tennis player in his junior days. He was the third-best tennis player in Europe at the age of 10. At the age of 11, he finished runner-up in the boys under 12 category of the Junior Orange Bowl.
Being overshadowed by Andy Murray
Jamie Murray has struggled to escape the tag of “Andy Murray’s brother”. Interestingly, Jamie made it to the Wimbledon finals before Andy Murray’s historic victory in 2015. In the same year, Andy and Jamie teamed up for the Davis Cup. Their performance was exceptional as they helped Britain lift the trophy.
Both the brothers have faced off only twice on the tennis court with Jamie emerging victorious in both the encounters.
Brad Gilbert, a former coach of Andy Murray, named Jamie ‘Stretch’ because of his 6 foot 3 stature.
Jamie Murray’s future
Jamie Murray recently split up with his partner Bruno Soares. With Andy trying out his hand in the doubles category, speculations were rife about the brothers teaming up.
However, all those speculations were put to rest when Andy Murray made it clear that he would focus on singles.
Murray is currently teaming up with Neal Skupski. The two made it to the finals of the Cincinnati Open and are currently competing in the US Open.