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Wimbledon 2015: Jamie Murray is doubly determined to put Andy in the shade

By Staff Reporter

Published 10/07/2015

Fired up: Jamie Murray
Fired up: Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray secured the biggest pay day of his career and a second shot at Wimbledon glory - then teased that his title prospects look brighter than those of brother Andy.

The 29-year-old Scot, who is 15 months the senior of men's singles title hopeful Andy Murray, partnered Australian John Peers through to a place in tomorrow's men's doubles final.

A 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2 win on Centre Court against Israel's Jonathan Erlich and German Philipp Petzschner will bring guaranteed prize money of £85,000 for both Jamie Murray (pictured) and Peers.

They will play Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer and Romanian Horia Tecau, and victory would double the size of their cheques.

There could be a memorable family double if Andy beats Roger Federer in the singles today to reach Sunday's showpiece final, where Novak Djokovic or Richard Gasquet will be waiting.

But when asked whether he was optimistic the Murray family could take home two titles, Jamie - Wimbledon mixed doubles champion with Jelena Jankovic in 2007 - said: "Well, he's got to beat Federer and maybe Djokovic. We have to beat Rojer and Tecau. I'd rather be us than him, I think.

"He's going to have to play a lot of great tennis over the next few days if he wants to lift the trophy again.

"He's been playing brilliant the last few months. He's got a great chance of winning it."

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