It is also 20 years since Hingis edged past Jana Novotna to win her singles title on Centre Court, and the Swiss now has six major mixed doubles triumphs to add to her 12 in women’s doubles and five in singles.
Murray and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares lost in the second round of the men’s doubles in the opening week, but the Scot has since forged a strong mixed partnership with Hingis.
Their victory was the perfect way for the pair to celebrate important landmarks in both of their respective careers.
Yesterday marked 20 years since Hingis beat Jana Novotna in the women’s singles final, while a decade ago Murray was celebrating his first mixed doubles title, alongside Jelena Jankovic.
“He said he came down in the middle of the first set.
But I think he just waited in the locker room because he said he didn't want to watch it.
He returned well to the big-hitting Kontinen and was sensational at the net, winning one point with a superb spinning drop-volley at the net.
And after brother Andy’s disappointing quarter-final exit to Sam Querrey, this triumph at least means that the Murray family name will be on a Wimbledon trophy for the third time in just five years. “I just saw him moments after coming off the court,” Jamie later revealed.
Murray and Hingis share the winners’ cheque of £100,000 while Watson and Kontinen split the £50,000 runners-up prize.Back-to-back missed backhands by Federer bring up game point for Cilic...but he can't take it as he sends another forehand into the net.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.Andy Murray and Johanna Konta may have fell just short in the singles, but Jamie Murray ensured that there was at least one British winner at Wimbledon this fortnight, as he yesterday won the mixed doubles title alongside Martina Hingis.