Jamie Murray is to end his prodigious doubles partnership with Australian John Peers at the end of this year to join up with Brazilian Bruno Soares.
The split comes despite the two of them experiencing the best season of their career. It is believed that the split was a mutual decision and is not the result of a fallout.
Murray and Peers will end their partnership after this year's ATP World Tour Finals in November at London's O2 Arena. The two have qualified for the tournament already and have been the fourth-highest ranked pairing on tour this year.
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Their three-year partnership yielded six titles in all, including two this year in Hamburg and Brisbane. They also reached the US Open and Wimbledon doubles finals together in 2015, losing both.
Murray's new partner Soares has had an illustrious doubles career so far, with two Grand Slam wins in the mixed doubles and a career-high doubles ranking of world number three.
Soares breaks partnership news
Soares broke the news of the new pairing in the lead up to the nearing end of year finals. He and his current partner Alexandre Peya have won 11 ATP World Tour titles together.
It is an interesting move by Murray as he and Peers have experienced much success together since becoming partners at the start of 2013 when Murray was languishing at 92nd in the world rankings. They forged a dominant partnership and trumped some of the world's biggest doubles teams.
Soares is also older and lower ranked than his current partner John Peers.
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