Join Date: Dec 2006
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"You always want to beat your brother don’t you?” Unfortunately for Jamie Murray, he has not managed that feat since his younger sibling, Andy, was about 14. As the younger Murray has charged up the world rankings to his present position of No 13, Jamie has remained in the background, grinding it out in the chase for those elusive ranking points.Click here to read the full article.
The world’s No 2-ranked junior as a 12-year-old, Jamie looked on course to be the next British hope, but an unhappy spell at an LTA school in Cambridge knocked his confidence. Short stays in France and Spain did not suit him and Jamie lost his way.
But, in the week of his 21st birthday, Jamie stands at No 65 in the doubles world rankings, poised to become Britain’s top-ranked doubles player and on the verge of the top 50. He and Eric Butorac, his American partner, play in the semi-finals here today and the left-hander, nicknamed “chicken wings”, reportedly because of his long arms, is now earning headlines in his own right.