Jamie Murray and John Peers beaten in US Open men's doubles final

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Britain's Jamie Murray endured doubles heartbreak again as he and Australian partner John Peers lost their second consecutive Grand Slam final at the US Open on Saturday.

Murray and Peers were runners-up at Wimbledon in July and the duo fell again at the final hurdle in New York, as French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won 6-4 6-4 to lift the title.

Placed 15th in the doubles rankings, Murray won the mixed crown at Wimbledon in 2007, but Andy's older sibling is yet to add a men's doubles trophy to the family cabinet.


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"I'm starting to know what Andy felt like for a long time," Jamie Murray said.

"We've had a great year to play at the Wimbledon final and to come here again. We're very fortunate to have done that.

"We'll keep trying to get over the line and get that grand slam title."

Peers added: "It's been a ride, a lot of ups and downs. You have to look at the positives. This is a great court to play on, but it just wasn't to be today."

Mahut and Herbert were slick around the net and more clinical when the opportunities arose, as one break at the end of each set was enough to seal victory in one hour and nine minutes.

"I am speechless now," Mahut said. "We have been working so hard for so many years to win this kind of tournament.

"We lost in the final and I had another loss two years ago. We said today, 'let's go for it' and we played great.

"Pierre played great in the last game. I have never seen anyone play like that in a doubles match - unbelievable shots."

Herbert added: "He deserves it. He came to me last year and said, 'come on, let's play together, I believe in you'.

"I am so happy to win a Grand Slam and that he can win a grand slam, so thank you Nico for everything."

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