Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - The 14th-seeded tandem of Lukasz
Kubot and Robert Lindstedt beat the duo of American Eric Butorac and South
African Raven Klaasen in Saturday's men's doubles final at the 2014 Australian
Kubot and Lindstedt defeated Butorac and Klaasen by a 6-3, 6-3 margin in 65
minutes at Melbourne Park to capture their first Grand Slam doubles title.
Before playing at this year's Australian Open, Kubot of Poland and Lindstedt
of Sweden had never won a tour-level match as a team.
Kubot became the first Polish man to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title
since Wojtek Fibak won with Kim Warwick at the 1978 Australian Open.
Lindstedt, on the other hand, became the first Swedish player to win a Grand
Slam men's doubles title since Simon Aspelin won the 2007 U.S. Open with
Butorac and Klaasen reached the title match on the back of some impressive
They beat the Australian tandem of Pat Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt in the
opening round and stunned the defending Aussie Open champions and top-seeded
Bryan brothers, twins Bob and Mike, in the third round.
The Sports Network