August 14, 2015 / 12:59 AM / in 2 years

Murray beats Murray in Montreal doubles

(Reuters) - Jamie Murray earned family bragging rights when he and his doubles partner defeated younger brother Andy at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Thursday.

Aug 13, 2015; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Andy Murray (left) faces brother Jamie Murray at the net during their doubles match during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Doubles specialist Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers edged Scotsman Andy Murray and Indian Leander Paes 6-4 7-6(9).

Andy, who is third in the singles world ranking, likes to play doubles occasionally but does not particularly enjoy playing his brother, whose livelihood depends on doubles.

“It’s not ideal, not a situation I want to be in all of the time,” Andy told reporters after the brothers met competitively for the first time.

”Doubles is Jamie’s career. I support him every single week. I watch all of his matches online. I‘m always desperate for him to win.

“I want to play well for Leander too. It’s tricky.”

Andy’s doubles defeat came just a few hours after he easily won his third-round singles match against Gilles Muller in straight sets, 6-3 6-2.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Larry Fine

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