Britain's Jamie Murray and partner John Peers lose in doubles final at Queen's Club
Last Updated: 15/06/14 5:11pm
Jamie Murray failed in his bid to become the first British men's doubles winner at Queen's for 24 years after he and Australian partner John Peers lost to Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in Sunday's final.
Murray was looking to emulate the success of Jeremy Bates who won the doubles title with Kevin Curran in 1990.
But Austria’s Peya and Brazil’s Soares denied Murray his 12th career doubles title after the No.2 seeds overcame the loss of the first set to eventually triumph 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 10-4.
It would have been Murray’s fifth title win with Peers - his 44th doubles partner in the last seven years - since their partnership began 16 months ago.
The 28-year-old is pleased he has finally found the right man to complement his style and thinks the pair will be difficult to beat at Wimbledon later this month.
"This has been by far the best partnership I've had in my career and I hope it continues for a long time," Murray said.
This has been by far the best partnership I've had in my career and I hope it continues for a long time.
"It's helped my game exponentially, that continuity and direction, it brings confidence and calmness.
"It's possible I could have become disillusioned if I'd continued with so many different partners.
"After the Australian Open last year I had to come back to Britain and didn’t know what was going to happen.
"I didn't want to keep going down the road of the previous two years: I wasn't enjoying it and I couldn't really see things getting better.
"When John agreed to come over and play in tournaments in Europe after Australia, it was a big opportunity for me.
"Thankfully we stuck it out, and now we're getting the rewards.
"I think we will be seeded (at Wimbledon), I think after this week we will manage to do that.
"We think we can do really well there: we put our level on the court (atQueen's) and it's a tough level to beat."