Melbourne: Andy Murray got a boost Saturday ahead of his Australian Open final against Novak Djokovic after his brother Jamie teamed up with Brazil`s Bruno Soares to win the doubles title.
The seventh seeds bounced back from a set down to beat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek and Canadian Daniel Nestor 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 on Rod Laver Arena.
Andy Murray turned up at Rod Laver Arena to watch the trophy presentation and film it on his phone -- despite the fact it was 1:00 am and he is playing the singles final on Sunday evening.
"Andy you should be in bed, I don`t know why you`re here taking photos. We`ll be there to support you tomorrow," Jamie Murray said in his acceptance speech.
It was the newly formed partnership`s first doubles title, in their first Grand Slam together -- a feat last achieved by Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock at Wimbledon in 2014.
If Jamie`s sibling Andy beats world number one Djokovic in Sunday`s men`s final, they will become the first brothers to both the men`s singles and doubles titles at a Grand Slam in the Open era.
Melbourne Park has now had different doubles champions for five straight years, with America`s Bryan brothers the last team to successfully defend the title in 2011.