Melbourne, Australia, 25 January 2013 | James Hunter-Smith

Australian duo Jay Andrijic and Bradley Mousley have taken out the junior boys’ doubles crown on Friday evening, downing Germany’s Maximilian Marterer and Austrian Lucas Miedler 6-3 7-6(3).

The pair progressed through a handful of close matches throughout their draw but stayed strong to come away Grand Slam champions.

“It’s definitely a career highlight for me, and I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life,” Andrijic said.

“We were pretty confident [coming into the tournament], confident in our game in doubles and confident in each other, which is a big key factor.

“It’s always nice playing in front of your home crowd, and it’s lucky we have a Grand Slam here which is always one of the biggest tournaments.”

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the pair, however, with Mousley injuring his foot the day before the singles draw. But, determined not to let his partner down, the 17-year-old refused to pull out.

“Yeah, lucky he didn’t,” Andrijic laughed.