Jamie Murray, Andy Murray’s Brother: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jamie Murray

Jamie Murray hits a backhand during the Men’s Doubles second round match on day seven of the 2016 French Open. (Getty)

Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares beat Mate Pavic and Michael Venus 6-3 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 4-6 16-14.

Doubles world No. 1 Murray and Soares will face Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Murray is bidding to win his first Wimbledon men’s doubles title after coming close last year, finishing runner-up in the event with former partner John Peers.

Murray is the older brother of Britain’s No. 1 singles tennis player Andy Murray, who is the favorite to win his second Wimbledon title.

Here are five fast facts to know about Jamie Murray:

1. He Is Doubles World No. 1

Jamie Murray, Bruno Soares

Jamie Murray celebrates with Bruno Soares after defeating Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia during day three of the Barcelona Open. (Getty)

The 30-year-old Briton has won two Grand Slam titles– the mixed doubles title at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships with Jelena Janković and the men’s doubles title at the 2016 Australian Open with Bruno Soares.

Jamie had an early career partnership with Eric Butorac, winning three titles in 2007. After splitting from Butorac at the end of 2007, he played with 43 partners over the next five and a half years. His next seven ATP finals came with six different partners.

In 2013, he began a new partnership with John Peers, winning six ATP tournaments, and reaching two Grand Slam men’s doubles finals. After the partnership split up, Murray joined with Bruno Soares in 2016, which has proven to be a successful partnership. Murray won the Australian Open with Soares and reached world number one.

2. The Murray Siblings Often Play Together in Davis Cup & Occasional Tour Events

Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Davis Cup 2015

Jamie Murray and Andy Murray celebrate a point in the doubles match against Yasutaka Uchiyama and Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan on day two of the Davis Cup World Group first round. (Getty)

The Murray siblings propelled Britain to its first Davis Cup title since 1936 last March. Jamie and his brother Andy won the doubles matches in Britain’s quarter-final, semi-final and final victories.

“We played a great match from start to finish,” said Jamie in a press conference following the quarter-final match. “I loved being out here with Andy again, it was great.”

“We know each others’ games extremely well, and that helps,” said Andy.

“When the ball is in a certain place in the court I know the shot he will pick, and vice-versa. My strengths and his strengths make a good team. Both of us served very well today.”

“Jamie is one of the best net players in the world, singles or doubles. He’s fantastic up there. That helps a lot in doubles, and when I can hit a few returns, together we play some good tennis.”

Jamie and Andy became the third set of brothers to win the Davis Cup. Their Cup team was awarded the 2015 BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year Award.

3. He Has a Net Worth Estimated at $38 Million

Jamie Murray, Davis Cup

Jamie Murray looks on during a practice session ahead of the start of the Davis Cup. (Getty)

Jamie’s net worth is estimated to be around $38 million, and his younger brother is worth a whopping $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Jamie has earned $404,432 in prize money in 2016, and has racked up $2,207,052 in his career in singles and doubles combined.

4. He Is Married to Alejandra Gutierrez

Jamie Murray, Alejandra Gutierrez

Jamie Murray and his wife Alejandra Gutierrez married in 2010. (Getty)

Jamie has been married for nearly six years to his wife Alejandra. The two began dating in London when Alejandra, who now works in the marketing department of a data company, was an MBA student.

They married in the Cromlix House near Dunblane on October 20, 2010 with brother Andy acting as best man. On his Twitter account following the wedding, a smitten Jamie posted: “Love is a game that two can play and both win.”

Jamie and Alejandra currently live just minutes away from the All England Club, where Jamie is now a full member.

He told the Daily Mail, he is enjoying being close to home:

It’s brilliant, this time of year for me because I get five weeks in a row at home, sleeping in your own bed, enjoying my wife’s cooking. It definitely helps and gives you that sense of normality, taking your mind away from all the crazy stuff that’s going on around the tournament. It’s good to get away from it all.

5. The Murray Brothers Are Strong Contenders for a Medal at The Rio Olympics

Andy Murray, Jamie Murray

Andy Murray and Jamie Murray are set to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics. (Getty)

Andy will defend the gold medal he won in singles in London and he will also compete with brother Jamie in doubles at the Rio Olympics.

They are considered favorites to win a medal in doubles.

Jamie revealed he had kept his Olympic selection a secret from his brother and family except his wife for about two months, until the official list was released to the media.

Jamie told The Guardian:

I was really surprised when I got the letter through the mail. I had been away a lot during March and April. When I got home after quite a long trip I was going through mail and it said on the envelope ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’, or whatever. For some reason I just knew that’s what it was going to be. Instinct, really.

It was cool. It’s amazing to be honoured like that. I feel really, really privileged and excited. I told my wife first. She wasn’t there at the time. I didn’t tell anyone else until today. I found out maybe a couple of months ago, maybe not quite as long as that. Andy didn’t know. Mum knows now because I texted her to tell her, and my dad.

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