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US Open: Murray-Soares sweep to doubles title

September 11, 2016 00:10 IST

Jamie Murray

IMAGE: Jamie Murray of Great Britain,left, and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate with the trophy after defeating Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain in the men's doubles final of the 2016 US Open. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA.

Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares swept the Spanish duo of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 6-3 to win the US Open doubles on Saturday for their second grand slam title of the year.

Murray, who lost in the Flushing Meadows final last year with Australian John Peers, and Soares, runnerup in 2013 with Austrian Alexander Peya, made sure the trophy would not slip away a second time, adding the US Open to the Australian Open title they won to start the year.

Fourth-seeded Murray and Soares become the first team to win multiple slam doubles titles in a season since American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won three in 2013.

Murray, the brother of twice Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray, became the first British man to claim the US Open doubles crown since Roger Taylor in 1972, while Soares is the first Brazilian to land the title.

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