Jamie Murray will officially become the first British tennis player (male or female) to rank No. 1 when the ATP doubles rankings are released next Monday after Miami.
Murray, who missed a chance to reach the top spot at Indian Wells earlier this month, secured the position after current No. 1 Marcelo Melo and his partner Ivan Dodig lost in the second round Sunday in Miami.
Murray, though, already lost in Miami with Bruno Soares in the first round. But the duo won the Australian Open – his first Slam – and also the Sydney event.
“Last night I went to bed wondering if that was the closest I would ever get. Today driving in the car my phone started to go crazy. #1,” Jamie posted Sunday on Instagram.
Brother Andy, who plays later today against Grigor Dimitrov, offered his congrats on social media.
“So proud of my big brother becoming the new world number 1 in doubles,” Andy said. “He’s had many ups and downs throughout his career but has shown incredible perseverance, work ethic and dedication to get to the summit👍 enjoy the view Jamie Murray”.
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