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Marach-Pavic clinch Australian Open men's doubles title

Marach-Pavic clinch Australian Open men's doubles title

It was Marach and Pavic's fourth Grand Slam as a team, with their best performance before now an appearance in the Wimbledon final a year ago.

EPA-EFE/LUKAS COCH(L-R) Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia celebrate their win against Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal of Columbia in the men's doubles final at the Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, Australia, 27 January 2018.

After that, at 9:30 Croatian time, Croatia's best tennis player Marin Čilić will play in the singles final against Roger Federer for his second Grand Slam title.

Wozniacki beat Simona Halep in three sets in the championship match on the weekend, meaning she'll replace the Romanian player atop the WTA rankings released on Monday.

"Now I hope Caroline can have the next dream". "It just stinks that one of those two had to lose that match because they both played like champions".

Halep fended off four break points to hold early in the second set, and called for the trainer after holding in the fifth to get her blood pressure and pulse taken.

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Halep returned to the court and broke Wozniacki in the eighth game to take a 5-3 lead.

Halep had injuries during the tournament, badly twisting her left ankle in the first round and complaining of a sore right foot in the final. Halep then converted the break to make it 4-5 when Wozniacki floated a forehand long.

In the tiebreaker, earned two more set points with a big service return followed by a forehand victor down the line. saved one with an ace, but put away on overhead to finish it off in an hour.

"I can still smile. I was close again, but the gas was over in the end".

One of the first people to tweet congratulations was Wozniacki's long-time friend Serena Williams, who revealed the moment reduced her to tears.

"New number one and aussie open champ". He says, "The fairytale continues for us, for me, after the great year I had last year, it's incredible".


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