Australian Open 2018: Oliver Marach-Mate Pavic beat Juan Sebastian Cabal-Robert Farah to win men's doubles title

Marach and Pavic, the No 7 seeds, beat Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the final at Rod Laver Arena 6-4, 6-4.

AP January 27, 2018 20:46:58 IST
Australian Open 2018: Oliver Marach-Mate Pavic beat Juan Sebastian Cabal-Robert Farah to win men's doubles title

Melbourne: Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia captured the men's doubles title at the Australian Open.

Australian Open 2018 Oliver MarachMate Pavic beat Juan Sebastian CabalRobert Farah to win mens doubles title

Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic hold their trophy aloft after winning the men's doubles final against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. AP 

Marach and Pavic, the No 7 seeds, beat Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the final at Rod Laver Arena 6-4, 6-4.

Marach and Pavic were the hottest team coming into the Australian Open, winning season-opening events in Doha, Qatar, and Auckland, New Zealand. They've now won 15 straight matches dating back to last season.

The pair also made last year's Wimbledon final, losing to Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.

Cabal and Farah were bidding to become the first Colombian players to win a Grand Slam doubles title. They've been playing together since 2011 and were appearing in their 25th Grand Slam together.

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