This year marked the start of Jamie Murray and Michael Venus’s relationship. And they have started well as they entered the winners’ circle for the first time as a pair on Sunday.

The top seeds defeated second seeds Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow with a dramatic comeback, winning the Dallas Open and their first team championship 1-6, 7-6(4), 10-7.

“We had a great week, obviously. To win the tournament, not easy, we had to battle a lot,” Murray said. “Especially today we went down really hard in the first set… But I think we stayed calm and kind of committed to what we were trying to do out there and worked our way into the match. Had a good hold half-way through the set at 0/40, which probably would have been curtains for us.

“But as that set went on we got stronger and stronger, and we played a really solid tie-break, so super happy with how it turned out.”

Murray has won at least one championship in 11 straight seasons, making him a 28-time tour-level champion.

Following their appearance in the championship match at the Adelaide International 1, this was the pair’s second final of the year. At the Delray Beach Open, where they are the second seeds, they will strive to keep up their momentum.