Australian Open 2016: How much has Jamie Murray made in prize money from his doubles career?

 
Joe Hall
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2016 Australian Open - Day 11
Jamie Murray has reached a third consecutive grand slam doubles final (Source: Getty)

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta have dominated British-themed headlines from the Australian Open this week - but Jamie Murray has been equally impressive in reaching a third consecutive grand slam final.

Jamie Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares comfortably won their semi-final in straight sets and will now face Canadian-Czech pairing Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek in the final for the chance to win $450,754 (£324,025) in prize money.

Read more: Konta has more than doubled her earnings in just six months

Yet the disparity in pay between the star-studded singles and less heralded doubles game is demonstrated in the fact that younger brother Andy has alread earned more from reaching the semi-finals of the singles tournament - $532,000 to be exact - than Jamie and Soares could pocket for winning the doubles title.

Not that Jamie would sneer at the paycheck - an Australian Open win would be the biggest payday of the elder Murray's career to date and significantly boost his career earnings of $1.8m.

In contrast, Andy has amassed $42.5m throughout one of the best singles careers British tennis has ever seen.


The Murray brothers played together in Great Britain's victorious Davis Cup campaign (Source: Getty)

Yet those are rarified heights even for the best singles players - as the fifth highest earner of all time, Murray is more than $10m ahead of sixth-placed Andre Agassi and is bettered only by Peter Sampras, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Andy has been at the top of his sport for a number of years, first reaching a grand slam final six years ago at the 2010 Australian Open.

But Jamie has only recently emerged as one of the doubles game's top performers.

Although he won a mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2007 with Jelena Jankovic, Murray did not reach a men's doubles grand slam final until last year when he lost in the Wimbledon and US Open finals with former partner John Peers - making $644,337 in the process - and was a key figure in Great Britain's Davis Cup triumph.

Twins Bob and Mike Bryan, the most successful doubles partnership of all time, earned $13m each from a career which included 12 grand slam titles.

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