“I must introduce you to my partner,” said Jamie Murray during the trophy presentation that followed the men’s doubles final, in reference to Michael Venus. “He’s got muscles, he’s a good tennis player, but he never talks, so it’s up to me to do the work.” At which point, the stadium fell into fits of laughter. The British player took the opportunity to thank the tournament organisers, their entourages and his mother, who had made the trip to Geneva but sat at the very top of the stand so her son didn’t have to put up with listening to her during rallies. Cue more laughter. You couldn’t have asked for nicer winners after such a tight match. And it was expected to be tight, with little to choose between the pairings in the ATP Doubles Teams Rankings. Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos put up a fierce fight and were the first to force a break in the opening set. “I honestly don’t know how we managed to get that break back,” commented Murray. “We played a lot better after that, though.” It was a final that came down to two tie-breaks: 7-6 (6) 7-6 (3). “We’ll definitely be coming back next year to defend our title,” said the jovial Scot. “We hope to see more Swiss players in the main draw because we missed them this year. And we’ll be back to eat röstis too. They’re even better than the hash browns you get back in the UK.” Cue yet more laughter!