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Murray wins doubles title in Houston

ESPN staff
April 14, 2013
Jamie Murray lifted his first trophy since 2011 © AP

Jamie Murray teamed up with Australian John Peers to overcome the No. 1 seeds in the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship doubles on Saturday.

Murray and Peers were facing a pairing in Mike and Bob Bryan who had not been beaten in a final this year. The American duo are the reigning Olympic champions and have each won 13 grand slam titles.

However, Murray played a key role as he and Peers recovered from a poor first set to win 1-6 7-6(7-3) 12-10 in Houston.

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

"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."

Victory represented Murray's first tournament win since 2011, and his first ever on clay. The Brit had partnered Peers on five previous occasions.

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