January 28, 2018 / 10:24 AM / 4 months ago

Pavic, Dabrowski win Australian Open mixed doubles

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia’s Mate Pavic and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski beat India’s Rohan Bopanna and Timea Babos of Hungary 2-6 6-4 (11-9) to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Sunday.

Tennis - Australian Open - Mixed doubles final - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia, January 28, 2018. Winners Mate Pavic of Croatia and Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada pose with the trophy. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Pavic and Dabrowski saved a championship point before closing out the match tiebreak under a closed roof at Rod Laver Arena.

It was Pavic’s second title of the tournament after winning the men’s doubles title with Austrian Oliver Marach.

“It feels pretty good, I have to say,” Pavic said of his two titles. “I did not imagine that I’m able to do that. If somebody would have told me, I wouldn’t believe him.”

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty

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