Bruno Soares explains what led to reuniting with Jamie Murray for 2021

Ruben Hill
November 22, 2020

"I think from seeing how the end of this year has gone, the tournaments will go ahead and we will have a calendar, it's just a matter of where and what weeks and filling in those spots, so it's just a matter of being ready once January rolls around".

Brazilian doubles star Bruno Soares admitted he was surprised when Croatian Mate Pavic told him about his decision to end their partnership and team up with fellow compatriot Nikola Mektic. Soares and Pavic, who are now the No. "I wasn't expecting that at all". I really like Jamie as a person, as a player.

They are very good friends, both from the same country, there is Olympics coming.

"We dream about winning those tournaments as a kid and that's what I want to keep on trying to do". "I was a little bit sad for me after having such a great year".

However, with the defeat of Austrian Melzer and Frenchman Roger-Vasselin in the semifinals, Ram and Salisbury remained behind by 35 points, so Pavic and Soares became the best doubles team in the world for the second time in their careers. Jamie found out the news, came to talk to me and find out my plans.

Came to talk to me, my plans.

Murray and Soares held an awkward press conference together after their split was revealed during the French Open past year but the Brazilian insisted there were no hard feelings. To be honest, I didn't really have any plans because I was trying to focus, you know, on the tournament here, pretty big one.

"This week I've been on the website, five hours a day or so, hitting refresh constantly hoping potentially someone cancels their voucher and I managed to actually nab one for the 23rd of November, so I'm on a flight tomorrow night out of London here and arrive Monday morning in Auckland". It seemed to me a great idea.

"I'm really excited to get back home and see Sally and Lila and actually be able to be in some open spaces and not be confined to a hotel room". "We will celebrate well and remember all the attractive moments together on the court because we all went through a hard year together", concluded Bruno Soares. We know each other extremely well and I don't think it's going to take long for us to click.

Despite the disappointment of three straight defeats in group play at the year-ending event, Venus and Peers can look back on a successful season, where they captured ATP 500 titles in Dubai and Hamburg as well as an ATP 250 crown in Antwerp.

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