Aussies Hijikata, Kubler win Australian Open men's doubles

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MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian pair of Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler has defeated Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski 6-4, 7-6 (4) to win the men's doubles title at the Australian Open. It was the first Grand Slam title for both Hijikata and Kubler — the third Australian team to win a men's doubles title in the last five Grand Slams. The Australians entered the tournament playing for the first time as a team.

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