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Jamie Murray next match: Can the doubles specialist keep British hopes alive?

Jamie Murray Next Match
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The 7-time Grand Slam champion in doubles (5 in mixed doubles and 2 in men’s doubles) Jamie Murray is one of the few British hopes left in the 2023 Wimbledon. The 37-year-old brother of the legendary Andy Murray still flies the flag for Great Britain but he already ended his presence in the mixed doubles. Can Jamie find a way to progress in the Men’s Doubles?

Jamie Murray had a disappointing start to the new week as on Monday, July 10th he and his American partner Townsend exited the Mixed Doubles even after a painful 3-set round 2 loss against the unseeded duo Arevalo/Kostyuk.

Jamie Murray’s next tournament & match

Jamie Murray’s next match and odds
Next TournamentAstana Open
Next OpponentFrancisco Cabral / Rafael Matos
Next Match Date and Time28/09/2023
Murray/Venus Odds9/25 (1.36)

After threatening to go all the way in recent events, including the Cincinnati Masters where Jamie reached the quarter-final stage, silverware success was achieved in the Zhuhai Championships. He now turns his to Central Asia and mark it with his presence.

The indoor event in Astana will be exciting as only four matches separate Murray and long-term doubles partner, Michael Venus from glory. The duo will have the marker on their back after their recent title triumph and it will be interesting how they live up to the expectations. As the number 1 seeds, the onus is on them to showcase their prowess.

Jamie Murray’s next match – Astana Open first-round vs Francisco Cabral / Rafael Matos

Nathanial Lammon and Jackson Withrow had lost their steam coming up to the final and it was the only opportunity Murry and Venus needed. They will hope that the Portugues-Brazilian partnership of Francisco Cabral and Rafael Matos does not have the legs to challenge their might.

Although Murray and Venus will fancy their chances, the travelling from Zhuhai would have surely taken its toll and the British ace is no spring chicken at 38. Moreover, Cabral and Matos have a point to prove after arriving from Chengdu after suffering final heartache at the hands of Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul.

Jamie Murray’s 2023 campaign so far

The 2023 season saw Jamie Murray forming a new partnership with the New Zealand veteran Michael Venus. They began their teamwork with a run to the final in Adelaide before a disappointing round 2 exit from the Australian Open.

The year got better and Murray/Venus won 3 titles in modest tournaments as the months progressed – Dallas Open, Srpska Open and Geneva Open. However, they had another disappointing early exit in the 2nd Grand Slam of the year too, lost in round 3 of the French Open.

Current ATP ranking – where is Jamie Murray on the ATP list?

Jamie Murray is currently ranked 33rd  in the Doubles ATP rankings. Jamie Murray’s career high in the rankings was number 1, achieved way back in April 2016. He started 2023 ranked 36th and has moved only slightly up to 33rd, so Jamie Murray’s progress hasn’t been that impressive this calendar year. The last time Jamie Murray was inside the world’s top 10 in doubles was in October 2019.


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Owais Khan

Profiling the beautiful game for over a decade, Owais is a business analyst turned sports writer. He has covered football in the maidans of Pakistan and has transitioned to watching 1860 Munich in 3. Liga.