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Barclays ATP World Tour Finals The O2, London | NOV 13-20
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James Murray & Bruno Soares: Did You Know?

Jamie Murray: Full name is Jamie Robert Murray...Began playing at age four with his brother Andy and mother Judy, who is a former Scottish national coach...Considers indoor hard courts and grass as favorite surfaces...Enjoys playing golf (right-handed) in his spare time and has a three handicap...A big fan of Edinburgh Hibs soccer team...Best Grand Slam junior result was SF in doubles (w/brother Andy) at US Open in 2004...Captured his first career ATP doubles title in San Jose in February 2007 (w/Butorac) and brother Andy won singles title...Became first brothers duo to win singles and doubles titles in same tournament since Emilio and Javier Sanchez in Kitzbuhel in 1989...Jamie has been married to Alejandra Murray, née Gutiérrez since 28 October 2010...Brother, Andy, acted as best man at their wedding in Dunblane, Scotland...Coached by Louis Cayer (since June 2006).

Bruno Soares: Full name is Bruno Fraga Soares...Speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English... Comes from a tennis-playing family...Started playing tennis at age 5...Father, Malthus, is a civil engineer; mother, Maisa, is retired; brother, Marcelo, works in a bank; sister, Juliana, works for Federal police...Educated at Colegio Pitagoras, Belo Horizonte...Goal in tennis is "just to be the best player I can be. I will push myself to be the best possible and I will be happy with that"...During convalescence from knee injury in 2007, opened two fitness centres in Belo Horizonte... Inspired to focus on doubles career because "I wanted to play ATP and Grand Slam tournaments. I saw Melo and Sa competing and doing well. I knew I wouldn't be alone as the only Brazilian [on tour]"...Considers hard court as favourite surface...Favourite shot is forehand...Favourite tournament is Miami...Idol growing up was Pete Sampras...Hobbies include football, poker and enjoying time with family...Supports Cruzeiro football club and Ronaldo is one of his favourite players...Member of ATP Player Council from June 2014-18...Wife, Bruna (married November 29, 2008); son, Noha (born February 5, 2015)...Physical trainer is Chriszogno Bastos Filho.

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