Thursday 30 March 2017

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares claim men's doubles title at the Australian Open

Jamie Murray, right, of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate after defeating Daniel Nestor of Canada and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne
Jamie Murray, right, of Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate after defeating Daniel Nestor of Canada and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne

Tom Allnutt

Jamie Murray won his first men's doubles grand slam title as he and partner Bruno Soares came from behind to beat Canada's Daniel Nestor and Czech Radek Stepanek in the Australian Open final.

Murray had lost in the finals with John Peers at Wimbledon and the US Open last year but with new partner Soares he made it third time lucky as the pair edged a thrilling contest 2-6 6-4 7-5.

The win could form the second part of a Scottish treble in Melbourne after Gordon Reid won the wheelchair singles earlier on Saturday while Andy Murray takes on Novak Djokovic in the men's singles final on Sunday.

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