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Murray's brother wins in doubles

MELBOURNE, Australia — Jamie Murray is leaving Melbourne with one Australian Open trophy for his family after capturing the men's doubles title with partner Bruno Soares in a match ending early Sunday.

With Soares, the older brother of men's finalist Andy Murray defeated the oldest team to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era, Daniel Nestor, 43, and Radek Stepanek, 37, in three sets — 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 — for the first major title in either of their careers.

The Murrays are the first brothers to reach the finals in the men's singles and doubles at a Grand Slam event in the Open era (since 1968).

Andy, 28, was in the stands at Rod Laver Arena watching the match, which didn't finish until 1 a.m. Sunday in Melbourne. "Andy, you should be in bed," Jamie, who turns 30 next month, said as he accepted the trophy on the court. "I don't know why you're here taking photos."

Soares becomes the first Brazilian to win a title of any kind at the Australian Open.

The pair teamed up at the start of the year, and they're 12-1 after also capturing the title at the warmup tournament in Sydney and reaching the semifinals in Doha.

Hingis a winner again: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza continued what Hingis calls their "fairy tale" run as a doubles team. They maintained their perfect record in major finals, beating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 to extend their winning streak to 36 matches on the way to a third major title Friday. Hingis, a three-time Australian Open singles champ, and Mirza paired up in March.

Champ to champ: Men's finalist and defending champion Novak Djokovic provided a nice touch shortly after Australian Dylan Alcott won the quad wheelchair singles final over American David Wagner on Saturday. After Alcott collected his trophy, Djokovic stopped his practice session on Rod Laver Arena to pose with Alcott on two occasions, putting his arm around Alcott and smiling for the cameras.

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