Published: Sun, September 10, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Murray and Hingis seal memorable US Open mixed doubles triumph

Murray and Hingis seal memorable US Open mixed doubles triumph

Success: Murray has won his fifth Grand Slam title.

"For us, it's like so much fun to go there and play and play in a huge stadium, a lot of people coming out to watch".

Murray and Hingis cruised through the first set, 6-1, but Venus and Chan turned the tables, 6-4, in the second.

Kiwi Michael Venus shakes hands with Martina Hingis after losing to the former world No 1's team in the US Open mixed doubles final.

In the fifth game of the second set Murray held his serve from 0-40 down and played superbly in the next game, winning successive points with a stunning half-volley and then a backhand return victor down the line as Vandeweghe was broken for the second time.

"She's an incredible player, she's had such a great career", he said. Here we've fought really hard.

Hingis is also through to the women's doubles final.

And the 36-year-old hailed her partnership with 31-year-old Murray, believing their experience at the top level and ability to hold their nerve at vital moments is the reason behind their success. The Scot has won two in men doubles and three in mixed.

"The idea came after the tragic incident in Charlottesville, and we came up with this line, promoting peace and freedom and liberty", Rojer said. "It's never easy in the semis or even the first round to play fellow Czechs, but I think we're happy to make it through in two sets because the second set we lost momentum". "Like, a great opportunity for me to compete with Martina".

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