ATP World Tour finals: Jamie Murray makes winning start in bid to join Andy as world No 1 in London

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  Jamie Murray and Bruno Soar

es made a winning start to their doubles campaign at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. The Scottish-Brazilian pairing have won two grand slam titles this year and have the added incentive of trying to finish the season as the worlds top duo. To do that they will need to overhaul French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who have a handsome lead, so an opening win over Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi was a must. Murray failed to serve out the opening set, but a fine return from Soares helped the pair take their fourth set point the following game. Murray volleys on their way to victory over Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi at the O2 Arena (Image: Getty Images) Read MoreRelated ArticlesNovak Djokovic in rant at Mir

ror Sport reporter - full transcript as former world No.1 loses his cool The second seeds then saw a 3-0 lead slip away in the second set and missed a match point at 5-4 before clinching a 6-4 7-5 victory on a HawkEye challenge. Huey and Mirnyi w香港挂牌网开吗 ere unhappy with the time taken to challenge, but Murray said: I guess it happens a lot. To be honest, I walked over and I said to the guy, I want to challenge that. Read MoreRelated ArticlesNovak Djokovic bounces back from first set defeat to see off Dominic Thiem in ATP World Tour Finals I think Bruno kind of lost the ball, where it was, because the guy mis-hit, whatever. When it landed, I kind of felt like it was out. I walked over, saw the mark was there. Wasnt totally sure that it was

out. I mean, it was match point. Go ahead and challenge it. It was a weird way to finish in the end. But happy to win obviously. The top singles ranking is Andy Murrays to lose this week (Image: Action Images via Reuters) Murray, meanwhile, revealed he arrived at the O2 Arena with royal backing. The Scot attended Buckingham Palace twice in a week la

st month, first to receive his OBE and then, with his Colombian wife Alejandra, for a state banquet for the countrys president. Murray said: We had a real

ly nice night, met a lot of nice people. They were all kind of rooting for us to try to finish at number one. They were kind of on top of what we were doing. Andy, as well. The Queen, I laughed because she said to the Colombian president, when I met him, shes like, Ive seen him play tennis before, which I thought was quite funny.