Kubot and Lindstedt triumph

  • Last Updated: January 25 2014, 14:10 GMT

Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt won their maiden Grand Slam title thanks to a straight-sets victory over Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen in Saturday's Australian Open final.

Kubot and Lindstedt celebrate their Australian Open win
Kubot and Lindstedt celebrate their Australian Open win

It was also the duo's first appearance at a major together and before the event began they had never even won a match as a team at tournament level.

Following a dream run to the final, Kubot and Lindstedt were able to dominate throughout and faced only one break point during the match that lasted just 65 minutes.

Butorac and Klaasen, who upset world number one pair Bob and Mike Bryan in the third round, tried to up the tempo in the second set and even though their general play improved, they could get back into the match and eventually lost 6-3 6-3.

The victory meant that Kubot became the first Polish man to win a Grand Slam men’s doubles title since Wojtek Fibak won with Kim Warwick at the 1978 Australian Open while Lindstedt is Sweden's first male doubles champion at Grand Slam level since Simon Aspelin won the 2007 US Open with Julian Knowle.

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