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Riverland Export Eyes Aus Open


Riverland export Luke Saville is confident of gaining a wildcard into the Australian Open doubles with Max Purcell after the pair claimed the Playford International crown in Elizabeth on Sunday.

The third seeds conquered Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Spain’s Enrique Lopez Perez 6-4, 7-5 to fuel their confidence for the Australian Open singles qualifying in Melbourne, starting Today.

Saville and Purcell, who moved from Sydney to Melbourne last year, trained in the Riverland for a week on courts similar to those in Elizabeth in the lead-up to the Playford tournament.