Ivan Dodig, Filip Polasek win Australian Open men’s doubles 2021

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Feb, 2021. 01:04 pm
Australian Open

Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek from Slovakia delivered excellent performances and won their first Grand Slam title together on Sunday.

According to the details, they took down the defending Australian Open men’s doubles champions Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 6-3 6-4 in the final.

Media reports said that it was the first Grand Slam triumph for Polasek, 35, who came out of retirement in 2018, while Croatia’s Dodig won his second men’s doubles title after winning the 2015 French Open with Marcelo Melo.

Polasek became only the second Slovakian player to win a Grand Slam after Daniela Hantuchova and dedicated the title to his newborn daughter.

The fifth seeds tied even at 4-4, but another service break eventually gave Dodig and Polasek enough momentum to seal the straight sets victory.

Dodig while speaking during the trophy presentation, “Since we started playing a year and a half ago, we enjoy it a lot and play good tennis.”

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