JAMIE Murray marked the 10th anniversary of his Wimbledon mixed doubles win by lifting the trophy for a second time yesterday. The Scot and Martina Hingis saw off defending champions Heather Watson and Henri Kontinen 6-4, 6-4 as Murray took his Grand Slam total to four, with two mixed doubles successes and two in men’s doubles.

Murray was the star of the show and he earned the first break with a dart across the net, but a poor game from his Swiss partner allowed England’s Watson and Finland’s Kontinen instantly to hit back.

Another Murray intervention sealed a second break for 4-3 and this time they served out when the Scot hammered away a smash.

The second set was close until the seventh game when Watson’s serve came under pressure.

A stinging Hingis return set up two break points, and she and Murray converted the second when Watson chipped a short ball into the net.

Serving for the match, Murray and Hingis faced two break points after a pair of punching Watson returns and then a third as Kontinen fired away a pass.

But each was saved and when Watson flashed wide a smash, all that was left was for a booming Murray serve to finish off. Murray said the atmosphere was “a bit strange”, given the presence of the two home players.

He added: “It’s a great success for British tennis to have two in the final. I had a great week, we played a lot of amazing tennis, especially in the final. I knew we would have to play a good match if we wanted to have a chance to win and we were able to do that.”

Hingis, 36, who won the women’s singles title at SW19 in 1997, the women’s doubles on three occasions and the mixed two years ago with India’s Leander Paes, said: “I’m really happy I contacted Jamie before Wimbledon started. I’m really happy how we played.

“You talked about how one British player was going to win Wimbledon this year and I hoped it was going to be mine.”

Murray, who won the title with Jelena Jankovic in 2007, had made Hingis sweat over her request to play together, after she texted him before the start of the tournament.

Hingis said: “He left me hanging overnight. I was like, ‘Oh my God, did he read it? Did he not?’ It worked out, definitely.”

Murray was also trying to win his third major in men’s doubles alongside Bruno Soares – the pair went out in the second round – and the Scot said he would have said no to any other mixed doubles partner. “The men’s doubles for me is obviously my biggest goal of the year,” Murray said.“It’s going to take something pretty special to potentially take my eye off the ball with it.”

The pair said they had not yet discussed extending their partnership for future tournaments but they formed a potent team, winning the title without dropping a single set.

“I really enjoyed the whole week. It’s a great achievement,” Murray said.

“Any time you win a Grand Slam and get your name up on the board again, it’s there forever.

No-one will take it away from you.”