sport news Jamie Murray suffers mixed fortunes in US Open doubles

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' defence of their US Open title came to an end in the quarter-finals but the Scot remains on track for a second successive Grand Slam mixed doubles trophy.

After losing 6-1, 6-2 to Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau with Soares, Murray picked himself up to partner Martina Hingis to a 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 victory over Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal in the mixed quarter-finals.

Murray and Hingis marked their debut as a partnership by winning the Wimbledon title and are now two victories away from a notable double, with Tecau and Coco Vandeweghe their next opponents.

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis remain on course for a second successive Grand Slam title

Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis remain on course for a second successive Grand Slam title

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' defence of their US Open title came to an end in last eight

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares' defence of their US Open title came to an end in last eight

'We did really well to win because the tie-break was super close and then we played a few good points at the end to get through,' said Murray. 

'So I was really happy with that, especially after the way the men's doubles went.

'I think we fancy our chances against whoever we're playing against. It's obviously a bit more stressful playing here than Wimbledon because the format's a lot shorter. 

'I'm looking

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