28/01/2023 10:28 PM | Click to read full article
Wildcard home duo Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler won their first Grand Slam crown with victory in the men's doubles final at the Australian Open on Saturday. The Australians did a celebratory chest bump and hugged tightly after defeating duo Hugo Nys of Monaco and Poland's Jan Zielinski 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), to the delight of the home crowd at Rod Laver Arena. "Rinky and I definitely didn't think this was happening two weeks ago. Bit of a pleasant surprise," said Kubler on the court.