Aussie pair’s giant-killing run falls at final hurdle

The dream Australian Open run of local hopes Max Purcell and Luke Saville has come to an end, with the American-British pairing of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury winning the doubles final in straight sets.

Watch over 50 sports LIVE on Kayo! Stream to your TV, mobile, tablet or computer. Just $25/month, cancel anytime. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >

Luke Saville and Max Purcell fell just short of completing one of the greatest underdog stories in Australian Open history. Picture: AAP/Lukas Coch
Luke Saville and Max Purcell fell just short of completing one of the greatest underdog stories in Australian Open history. Picture: AAP/Lukas Coch

 

The Australian wildcards were under pressure on serve early in Sunday's final on Rod Laver Arena, the No.11 seeds creating 10 break points in the first set.

Ram and Salisbury turned the screws in the second, breaking serve twice, to claim their first grand slam title 6-4 6-2 in just over an hour.


Fire crews to reassess bushfire’s severity

Premium Content Fire crews to reassess bushfire’s severity

Two fire crews are headed back to a blaze that sparked yesterday and burned through...

Rid ‘reviews, committees’ to get job done: Lockyer candidate

Premium Content Rid ‘reviews, committees’ to get job done: Lockyer candidate

A CANDIDATE challenging the seat of Lockyer says enough reviews and committees.

Well on road to recovery six months from lung transplant

Premium Content Well on road to recovery six months from lung transplant

After a lung transplant earlier this year, Paul Palin thought life wouldn’t return...