Jamie Murray Will Make British Tennis History
Despite first-round loss in Miami, Jamie Murray to claim top doubles spot
Jamie Murray will make British tennis history next month. Murray, No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings, will jump to No. 1, becoming the first British male or female ever to reach No. 1 in the singles or doubles rankings. (Andy Murray, Jamie's younger brother, is ranked No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.)
Jamie Murray will reach No. 1 because Marcelo Melo, the current No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings, and his partner, Ivan Dodig of Croatia, lost their second-round match on Sunday at the Miami Open presented by Itau. Treat Huey of the Philippines and Max Mirnyi of Belarus beat Melo and Dodig 7-6(1), 6-4.
In other doubles action on Sunday, German Philipp Petzschner and Austrian Alexander Peya beat Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas and Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6(5). Petzschner and Peya will face either Croats Marin Cilic and Marin Draganja or South African Raven Klaasen and American Rajeev Ram in the third round. Ram and Klaasen knocked out Murray and Bruno Soares of Brazil in the first round.