Australian Open 2021: Ivan Dodig, Filip Polasek bag males’s doubles title by upsetting Joe Salisbury, Rajeev Ram

Australian Open 2021: Ivan Dodig, Filip Polasek bag males’s doubles title by upsetting Joe Salisbury, Rajeev Ram

Their win disadvantaged Salisbury and Ram from turning into the primary pair to efficiently defend their crown at Melbourne Park since Bob and Mike Bryan received three in a row from 2009-11.

Australian Open 2021: Ivan Dodig, Filip Polasek bag men's doubles title by upsetting Joe Salisbury, Rajeev Ram

Croatia’s Ivan Dodig, proper, and Slovakia’s Filip Polasek pose with their trophy after defeating Rajeev Ram of the US and Britain’s Joe Salisbury within the males’s doubles remaining on the Australian Open. AP

Melbourne: Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek upset defending champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram to win the Australian Open males’s doubles title Sunday — their first as a workforce.

The Croat-Slovak mixture, seeded 9, proved too sturdy for the British-American fifth seeds, outlasting them 6-3, 6-4 on Rod Laver Enviornment.

“Superb recollections. That is our first Grand Slam as a workforce and we’re having a number of enjoyable. I hope it continues.” mentioned Dodig.

Their win disadvantaged Salisbury and Ram from turning into the primary pair to efficiently defend their crown at Melbourne Park since Bob and Mike Bryan received three in a row from 2009-11.

It additionally put an finish to Ram’s hopes of leaving Australia with two titles after he claimed the combined doubles honours on Saturday alongside Barbora Krejcikova.

Whereas a breakthrough Grand Slam for Polasek, it was Dodig’s second after he received Roland Garros in 2015 when teamed with Marcelo Melo.

Polasek grew to become solely the second Slovak, man or girl, to win a Slam title in any self-discipline after four-time combined doubles champion Daniela Hantuchova.

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