Murray brothers are back with a bang as the British superstars have started Washington Open 2019 on a winning note. In their very first encounter of men’s doubles at the grand Citi Open 2019 experienced pair of Andy Murray and his brother Jamie Murray thrashed Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Wednesday. The British pair eased past their French opponents with a close margin of 6-4, 6-7(7), 10-5.
The 32-year-old brilliant tennis player Andy Murray said after his team’s emphatic win over Frenchmen at Citi Open 2019, “It was a good atmosphere. It felt like there were some good points and quick reactions out there. I’m in a much better place than I was last year. Physically, I’m so much better now. To be competing again and pain-free is brilliant”. The champion Murray brothers will next face strong pair of Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Earlier in the last season of Washington Open Jamie Murray paired up with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares the legendary duo also won the tournament in 2018. This year Jamie wanted to come with his brother Andy. It will be interesting to see whether Jamie will repeat the history with his partner or he has to left the court without any title.
Apart from Murray brothers, another strong pair of Michael Venus and Raven Klaasen also advanced to the next round in Citi Open 2019 after beating Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz with an impressive scoreline of 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 at William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium. While Bryan brothers qualified to the next round after beating Treat Huey and Denis Kudla. With that, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan set their next meet with HoriaTecău and Jean-JulienRojer in quarter-final round on Friday.
While on the other side in women’s doubles young sensations Cori Gauff and Caty McNally outclassed You Xiaodi and HsiehYu-chieh with a massive margin of 6-0, 6-3. The Chinese duo Yang Zhaoxuan and Wang Yafan also make their ways for next round after defeating Elixane Lechemia and Alison Bai by 6-0, 6-3. They will next face Shelby Rogers and Jessica Pegula on Friday.