JAMIE Murray has got his hands on serious amounts of silverware in the last 12 months or so. The list includes the Davis Cup, the Australian Open and the US Open, not to mention the trophy-free honour of being named the world's top doubles player.

But perhaps the rarest of all finally arrived in his possession this week. Along with his brother Andy, this Hibs fan was able to hold the Scottish Cup aloft.

"They brought the Scottish Cup through on Monday and it was nice to see it - it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, isn’t it!?" said Jamie, ahead of his participation in last night's 'Andy Murray Live' event at the SSE Hydro. "It’s probably the best bit of silverware I’ve had my hands on this year, the rarest anyway."

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From the age of ten or so, Jamie's path was set for tennis, but during a formative stage of his life his idols included the likes of Michael O'Neill, Mickey Weir and Joe Tortolano, and latterly Russell Latapy and Franck Sauzee. "I didn’t get the opportunity to watch the match," explained Jamie. "We were in Paris for the French Open so we weren’t able to be there unfortunately but I would rather have missed it and won than been there and lost. My dad used to take us when we were very young, my uncle and aunt too as they has season tickets. It has been in our family all our lives. We obviously don’t get to go as much as we did when we were younger, but we still follow the team and the results."

There have been few let downs for the elder Murray sibling in what has been pretty much a perfect year. Another early Olympic exit was one, but the 30-year-old would be entitled to feel pretty pleased with himself if he rounds things off by reclaiming the World No 1 spot in doubles by the time the ATP World Tour finals tick round at the o2 in November. For the second successive year, Jamie is assured of his participation in the season-ending event, having hardly put a foot wrong since joining forces with Brazil's Bruno Soares following a rather awkward split with Australia's John Peers immediately after last year's finals.

"Our goal now is to finish number one as a pairing," said Jamie. "We’re around 200 points behind the French guys [Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert]. It’s nice to be competing for the top spot and if Bruno and I finish number one spot it would cap a perfect year. That’s the goal now and after winning the US Open we’re closer to it - if we have a couple of good weeks in Asia coming up we can probably make it.

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"The O2 is a huge event, another opportunity to play in front of a huge crowd and a home crowd in London, so there is lots to look forward to until the end of the year," he added. "Then we can put our feet up for a few weeks."

On the subject of putting his feet up, there was some good natured come and go between these two remarkable Dunblane brothers ahead of last night's 'Andy Murray Live' exhibition match, even if Jamie - like Tim Henman and Grigor Dimitrov, a late stand-in for the injured Gael Monfils - was something of an interloper on Andy's gig. Asked how his condition was following his weekend's exertions at the Davis Cup, Jamie said: "I feel fine, but I didn't run around for three days, just one afternoon." "And on half a court," piped up his brother. "It felt like a full court to me!" replied Jamie, acknowledging both that he lacks the physical conditioning of his brother but had perhaps played the more solid tennis on that particular day.

Joking aside, as much as both these brothers love the team ethic in such a fiercely individual sport, Jamie accepts that his younger brother may have to pick and choose his matches more often unless proposed changes to the format of the Davis Cup are approved. The draw for the 2017 event is made today in London.

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"It is a huge commitment to do it," said Jamie. "You saw on the weekend how much he had to go through to try and win the matches for the team and as he gets older it becomes harder but he loves representing his country. Like me, he loves being part of the team and we really do have a good time that week and that makes it easier to keep coming back. The atmospheres of the last 18 months have been amazing. When I look back in my career those will be the matches I remember most, even more than Grand Slam finals - because they have stirred up most emotions."

The Murrays weren't the only sporting brothers propping each other up this weekend. Jonny Brownlee started collapsed and started spasming at the end of a World Series triathlon event in Cozumel, Mexico on Sunday, only to be carried over the line by his brother Alistair, even though the deed sacrificed his own chance of winning. It says a lot for the relationship between this pair of Scottish brothers that Jamie doesn't see what all the fuss is about.

"The [the Brownlees] are remarkable, what they’re doing," said Jamie. "They dominate their sport but I didn’t think it was such a big deal. For me it was a natural human reaction. If I was running and I saw my brother struggling to walk and being delirious, I think I would tend to stop and help him up and put an arm around him and tell him he would be okay. I thought it was a normal thing to do."