Jamie Murray To Become First Briton To Rank No. 1 Next Monday

by Tom Gainey | March 28th, 2016, 11:16 am

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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4 Comments for Jamie Murray To Become First Briton To Rank No. 1 Next Monday

RZ Says:

Hopefully he will be followed by his younger bro at the top of the rankings soon! (Don’t see Djokovic allowing that any time soon, though)

jane Says:

congrats to jamie…good run for him. the first murray bro to win a slam as well. i loved him and jankovic together; too bad they never teamed up again (that i know of)

Humble Rafa Says:

Oh..this is the ball boy brother. I was worried for a minute there.

Margot Says:

Oh well, at least one Murray got there.
*Leaves site womanfully holding the tears at bay*

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