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CRACK COMBINE:In winning their sixth Australian Open title, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan went past the Grand Slam tally of Tony Roche and John Newcombe.— PHOTO: AFP
CRACK COMBINE:In winning their sixth Australian Open title, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan went past the Grand Slam tally of Tony Roche and John Newcombe.— PHOTO: AFP

Bob and Mike Bryan became the most successful men’s pair in Grand Slam history on Saturday when they won their 13th doubles title together at the Australian Open.

The twins beat Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling 6-3, 6-4 to go past the 12 Grand Slams they had shared with John Newcombe and Tony Roche.

“Obviously, it feels really good to have that record and to be a part of history feels really special,” Mike Bryan said. “We weren't thinking much about it on court but once we look back on our careers it will be fun to see what we have done. It’s a big record.”

It was the brothers’ 84th career title, and their second consecutive Grand Slam triumph, after the U.S. Open.

The Bryans won their first Major at Roland Garros in 2003.

In total, they have won a record 83 doubles trophies including the Olympic gold last year. — Agencies

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