Doubles glory for Murray & Hingis, Reid & Hewett, Lapthorne & Wagner
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It was Super Saturday for the Brits at Flushing Meadows, as Jamie Murray and Swiss partner Martina Hingis lifted the mixed doubles trophy, Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett became wheelchair men’s doubles champions and Andy Lapthorne with American partner David Wagner won the quad doubles.
Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis kicked off proceedings on Arthur Ashe stadium and battled past third seeds Taipei’s Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus of New Zealand 6-1, 4-6, [10-8].
The top seeds raced to take the opening set, but their opponents didn't give up easily and fought back to level the match and force a championship tiebreak. At match point down, it was looking incredibly dangerous for Murray and Hingis but they proved resilient to seal a thrilling victory.
Murray and Hingis, who made their successful debut as a doubles team at Wimbledon 2017, remain unbeaten and Saturday’s victory marks a perfect 10-0 winning record as well as a second Grand Slam title in the space of just two months.
The result makes Murray a five-time Grand Slam champion and comes 10 years after he claimed his maiden crown at Wimbledon with Jelena Jankovic.
Jamie Murray’s Grand Slam titles
|1. 2007 Wimbledon - mixed doubles with Jelena Jankovic (SER)|
|2. 2016 Australian Open - men's doubles with Bruno Soares (BRA)|
|3. 2016 US Open - men's doubles with Bruno Soares|
|4. 2017 Wimbledon - mixed doubles with Martina Hingis (SWI)|
|5. 2017 US Open - mixed doubles with Martina Hingis|
Murray has also written his name into the history books by becoming the first British male player to win the US Open mixed doubles since Richard Curtis in 1968.
Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett won their third Grand Slam title as a doubles team following a brilliant 7-5, 6-4 victory over French top seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer - the same duo who the Brits overcame at Wimbledon 2017.
The Brits had already been on court earlier that day, but at different sides of the net as they faced off in the first-ever all-British men’s semi-final clash to be played at the US Open.
It was Hewett who took the epic 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(8) win and edged into his first US Open singles final. The Brit will face Houdet in Sunday's final as he hopes to claim his second Grand Slam singles crown of the year, following victory at the French Open.
Andy Lapthorne completed the hat-trick of Saturday titles for the Brits, following triumph in the quad doubles final with America's David Wagner. The three-time Australian Open champions prevailed 7-5, 6-2 over Australian Dylan Alcott and America’s Bryan Barten, marking a spectacular seventh Grand Slam title for Lapthorne.
Earlier, Lapthorne's final singles round-robin match resulted in a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Barten, and secured him a spot in Sunday's final where he'll face partner Wagner.
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