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Ram wins his first Grand Slam in doubles at 58th attempt

Ram wins his first Grand Slam in doubles at 58th attempt”

It's Ram's second Grand Slam title - he teamed with Czech Barbora Krejcikova to win the Australian Open mixed doubles past year.

"I feel like we didn't quite play our best today, but even if we did, I don't think it would've helped today", Saville said.

Ram, 35, and Salisbury (27) arrived in form after profitable three titles collectively in 2019 and have been far superior to the native youth, who performed their third main.

Ram said he made the call to pull out of the Australian Open mixed doubles when he was ill late previous year.

"When something like that happens, it shakes you pretty good".

He and Jamie Murray are the only two British winners of the men's doubles title in Australia in the Open Era.

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The American and British pair showed their class and experience, eventually breaking in the seventh game of the opening set, and two more breaks in set two was enough to earn them the title.

The Australian wildcards were under pressure on serve early in Sunday's final on Rod Laver Arena, the No.11 seeds creating 10 break points in the first set.

'We came together as a team a year ago and didn't expect to be here now, ' said Salisbury after being presented with the trophy Australian legend Tony Roche.

"Congrats to Max and Luke, obviously great week for you guys and I'm sure you will be back in more finals like this", Salisbury said.

Ram and Salisbury got their first two set points on their opponents' serve but Purcell and Saville hung on to narrow their deficit.



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