(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.
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