Rinky Hijikata and Jason Kubler have taken to the rostrum to obtain their trophies and formally be topped Australian Open grand slam champions.
Kubler begins by thanking his wildcard teammate.
“I do not know what to say. Rinky and I positively did not suppose this was taking place two weeks in the past,” mentioned Kubler.
“Little bit of a nice shock, I ought to say.
“I’ve acquired to thank Rinky. He was really the rationale we teamed up for this match.
“I wasn’t positive if I used to be going to play or not after which Rinky requested me after which I resolve to play… after which geez, two weeks later we have this trophy. So large thanks to Rinky.”
Kubler heaped reward on the teenager, who forecast a vivid future.
Hijikata was a star early within the Australian Open in singles, beating Yannick Hanfmann within the first spherical.
”Rinky is barely 21 and a grand slam champion now, so he is acquired an incredible future forward of him,” Kubler added.
“Hopefully he continues to succeed out of singles or doubles, no matter he chooses to play.”