Britain's Jamie Murray (L) and Brazil's Bruno Soares pose with the trophy as they celebrate after victory in their men's doubles final match against Canada's Daniel Nestor and Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek on day thirteen of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 31, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN-- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares have taken out the 2016 Australian Open men's doubles title in a tense three set win over Radek Stepanek and Daniel Nestor.

Murray and Soares won the match in almost two and half hours, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.

It was the pair's first Grand Slam doubles tournament together and both players' first Grand Slam triumphs.

It marks the fifth consecutive year the Australian Open has seen new men's doubles champions.