GB duo in final

British pair through to boys' doubles title decider

Last Updated: 26/01/12 1:38pm

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Ward-Hibbert: Mixed day in Melbourne

Ward-Hibbert: Mixed day in Melbourne

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Great Britain will be represented in the Australian Open finals - whatever the outcome of Andy Murray's clash with Novak Djokovic.

The junior pairing of Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert qualified for the boys' doubles final with a narrow win on Thursday.

The sixth seeds toppled the fourth-ranked Australian duo of Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios.

The Britons fought back from a set down to force a champions tie-break decider, eventually winning the match 4-6 6-4 10-6

Broady, last year's runner-up in the Wimbledon boys' singles, and Ward-Hibbert will face the unseeded Czech-Croat pairing of Adam Pavlasek and Filip Veger in Friday's final.

Earlier there was disappointment for Ward-Hibbert and compatriot Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals of the boys' singles.

Ward-Hibbert was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Filip Peliwo, of Canada, while Edmund lost 7-5 7-5 to Australian top seed Luke Saville, the reigning Junior Wimbledon champion.

  • There was success for GB in the quad wheelchair doubles final with top seeds Andrew Lapthorne and Peter Norfolk defeating David Wagner and Noam Gershony 6-4 6-2.
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