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.