Jamie Murray and home most loved John Peers caught their fifth ATP World Tour title doubles on Sunday as they crushed Alexandr Dolgopolov and Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-6(4) on Sunday at the Brisbane International .
The British/Australian pair earned 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and shared $24,280 in prize cash.
Peer became just the second Australian to win the men’s double title in doing so.
Murray and Peers did not drop a single set as they secured their fifth title since starting their partnership in 2013.They kept up their strong form in the final by saving both break points and winning 73 per cent of their service points for victory in 73 minutes.
“We had a great week,” said Murray. “We won four very good matches against top level opponents. It’s good to start the year with a title. You couldn’t really ask for anything more. It shows each other that we obviously did a lot of hard work in the off-season.”
“Right from our first practice, we both felt each other had improved. We played our first match with a lot of confidence and we carried that through the week. We’re really excited to win the tournament here in Brisbane.”
Dolgopolov and Nishikori were playing together for the first time this week. Dolgopolov was playing his second ATP World Tour doubles title, following victory at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells four years ago, while Nishikori was playing in his first doubles final on the ATP World Tour.