Sport Peers takes Brisbane doubles crown

12:31  07 january  2018
12:31  07 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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John Peers will take winning form into his Australian Open men's doubles defence after claiming a second Brisbane International crown with partner Henri Kontinen.

Kontinen/ Peers reclaim doubles crown . 7 January 2018, by Chris Byrne. Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers celebrate with the trophy after beating Leonardo Mayer and Horacio Zeballos for the men's doubles title at the Brisbane International 2018.

Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia celebrate winning the Men's doubles final. © Chris Hyde/Getty Images Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia celebrate winning the Men's doubles final. John Peers will take winning form into his Australian Open men's doubles defence after claiming a second Brisbane International crown with partner Henri Kontinen.

The duo, ranked the No.3 and No.4 doubles players in the world, saw off Argentines Leonardo Mayer and Horacia Zeballos 3-6 6-3 (10-2) in Sunday's final.

The unsung hero of Australia's Davis Cup team has won the last two ATP Finals doubles titles alongside his Finnish partner, with last year's Australian Open their first grand slam title together.

Peers and Jordan Thompson paired to win the doubles in Australia's Davis Cup semi-final against Belgium in a tie they ultimately lost 3-2.

Australia begin their 2018 Davis Cup campaign against Germany in Brisbane next month, with Peers again shaping as a key fixture in the team alongside Nick Kyrgios.

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