Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win Australian Open men's doubles final
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 31/01/16 8:24am
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 thriller 2-6 6-4 7-5.
Andy Murray turned up at Rod Laver Arena to watch the trophy presentation and film it on his phone - despite the fact it was 1am in Melbourne, and he is playing the men's singles final on Sunday evening.
"Andy, you should be in bed, I don't know why you're here taking photos. We'll be there to support you tomorrow," Jamie Murray said in his acceptance speech.
It is the first time two brothers have made separate finals at the same major since Lawrence and Reginald Doherty achieved the feat at Wimbledon in 1906.
Jamie Murray linked up with Soares after splitting with Australian Peers at the end of last season and the new duo have enjoyed an excellent start together, winning their first title in Sydney earlier this month and now clinching a second in Melbourne.
Soares said: "To my partner Jamie, it's only one month but I think we can retire now.
"I'm pretty happy with what we've achieved so far, so thanks for inviting me and for playing such good tennis this month."
It was the newly formed partnership's first doubles title, in their first Grand Slam together - a feat last achieved by Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock at Wimbledon in 2014.
The win could form the second part of a Scottish treble after Gordon Reid won the wheelchair singles earlier on Saturday before Andy Murray's clash against Novak Djokovic.
If Jamie's sibling Andy beats the world No 1, they will become the first brothers to both the men's singles and doubles titles at a Grand Slam in the Open era.
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