Glory for British juniors

Broady, Ward-Hibbert dominate boys' doubles final in Melbourne

Last Updated: 27/01/12 11:39am

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British youngsters Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert won the Australian Open boys' doubles title on Friday.

The British pairing proved too good for their Czech-Croat rivals Adam Pavlasek and Filip Veger, winning 6-3 6-2 in the final at Melbourne Park.

The sixth seeds served well throughout and did not have to face a single break point in the match, losing only five points on their own delivery.

A single break was enough to claim the first set and two more followed in a quickfire second, the match wrapped up in just 44 minutes.

Broady, who recently turned 18, finished runner-up in the singles at Junior Wimbledon last year and is currently ranked third in the world junior rankings. Ward-Hibbert is ranked 44th but will now rise as a result of his efforts Down Under where he also made the quarter-finals of the boys' singles.

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