Martina Hingis wants Jamie Murray to join forces again after mixed triumph

Finland's Henri Kontinen and Britain's Heather Watson return to Britain's Jamie Murray and Switzerland's Martina Hingis during the Mixed Doubles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday

Murray's younger brother Andy, who lost in the singles quarter-finals on Wednesday, is usually too nervous to watch his sibling in person but the three-time major champion was keeping tabs close by.

Hingis told the BBC: "I'm really happy I contacted Jamie before Wimbledon started".

Murray said: "I wouldn't have played if Martina hadn't texted me".

Their victory was the flawless way for the pair to celebrate important landmarks in both of their respective careers, as yesterday marked 20 years since Hingis beat Jana Novotna in the women's singles final, while a decade ago Murray was celebrating his first mixed doubles title, alongside Jelena Jankovic.

Murray's win followed other British success at the championships: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid were victorious in the men's wheelchair doubles, while Jordanne Whiley, partnered by the Japanese Yui Kamiji, won the women's wheelchair doubles for the fourth successive time.

Britain's Jamie Murray and Switzerland's Martina Hingis won the mixed doubles title. It's going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it.

"It was just like, 'Hi Jamie, want to play with me?' Just got to keep it simple". SSE do more for their customers, providing access to exclusive sport and entertainment reward offers and they're giving customers the chance to win awesome experience packages to this year's already sold out event.

"She text him and it was an easy decision to play with her".

It has proved to be a match made in heaven, with the 31-year-old Scot's exceptional net play complemented by Hingis' strong returns, soft hands and all-round class. It's great to be in a final and I'm really looking forward to it. "It's a great achievement", Murray said. "Any time you win a Grand Slam, get your name up on the board again, it's there forever, no one will take it away from you".

"People mention it to me and it seems like so long ago". "He said he came in the middle of the first set". Winning the title for the eighth time, I mean, both him and (Rafael) Nadal, 10-time French Open, it's incredible what he accomplished in singles. I think it's paid off but I'm a bit exhausted now. "Did he not?' It worked out, definitely".

Kontinen said he and Watson had not taken their chances but they hope to team up again next year.

She said: 'I'm so happy to reach the final with Henri and I'm very pleased with how my singles have gone over this grass-court season'.

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