27 Jan 2013

Bryans win in Melbourne to become best doubles slam pair

6:59 am on 27 January 2013

American tennis players Bob and Mike Bryan have won the Australian Open doubles title for the sixth time to replace Australians John Newcombe and Tony Roche as the most prolific grand slam men's doubles champions in history.

The 34-year-old twins beat Dutchmen Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling 6-3 6-4 for their 13th major as a duo, leaving Newcombe and Roche in second place on 12.

But the record for the most Australian Open doubles trophies still remains in Australian hands, at least for now.

John Bromwich and Adrian Quist won eight between 1938-50, a sequence interrupted only when the tournament wasn't played from 1941-45 during World War Two.