Bruno Soares (left) and Jamie Murray
Bruno Soares (left) and Jamie Murray on court in Melbourne Getty Images

Britain's Jamie Murray and his partner Bruno Soares have won the men's doubles title at the Australian Open in Melbourne. The duo claimed the first grand slam title of the year on 30 January in three sets (2-6 6-3 6-4) against Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek.

The victory in Australia is the second grand slam title of Murray's career, and his first with his Brazilian tennis partner. The pair overcame a rocky start on Rod Laver Arena to win a closely contested affair in three action-filled sets.

Following their victory, Murray heaped praise on his doubles coach Louis Cayer. He also sent a message to his brother Andy, who was watching in the crowd and is set to play Novak Djokovic in the singles final.

"Louis, all my success is down to you," he said. "Andy, you should be in bed, but we'll be in bed to support you tomorrow. My wife is at home working hard to pay the bills while I can travel the world playing sport. She's my rock."

Nestor and Stepanek took control of the contest early on and comfortably won the first set. However, Murray and his Brazilian partner came storming back into the match in the second set, taking it 6-3 to set up a winner-takes-all finale in Melbourne.

Murray and Soares produced more impressive tennis as the match reached its conclusion. And Soares, 33, held his serve to serve in the last game to seal the final set and win the championship.

Earlier in the day, meanwhile, Gordon Reid won the first grand slam singles title of his career by beating Joachim Gerard 7-6 (9-7) 6-4 in the wheelchair final. After the match, the 24-year-old revealed he had received congratulations from fellow Brits Andy and Jamie Murray.

"It's great to have their support," said Reid, according to the BBC. "I saw Andy and Jamie in the locker room just after my match and I got a big congratulations from them."

However, he was not able to add the doubles title in Melbourne, as he and his partner Shingo Kunieda lost in three sets to Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer.