New Delhi, 29 Jan (Agencies): ‘Indian Express’, the lovely name given to India’s greatest tennis pair Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupati, is on podium where they can create history with their magnificent power of playing together as they take on top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the Australian Open doubles final on Saturday.

The match is crucial for the ‘Indian Express’ and former World No. 1 pair as it never won the Australian Open title throughout their playing careers. Last time in 1999 in Melbourne, Leander and Mahesh lost a heart-stopping five set match to Pat Rafter from Australia and Swedish Jonas Bjorkman. The Indian pro were beaten 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10), 4-6.

The pair advanced to the finals after their win over the combine of Max Mirnyi from Belarus and Daniel Nestor from Canada on Thursday.

The third seeded Indian pair, who teamed up together after nine years, defeated the second seeded pair 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the semifinals.

The Indian Express got off to a good start registering the first set in their favour but went down fighting in the next set and came back strongly in the third and last set to win the match.

Moving to Bryan brothers, Bob and Bryan won the semifinal match with a straight set victory over Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer.

Paes has won 12 Grand Slam titles and Bhupathi 11 in their respective careers. Interestingly, Bhupathi has not won a men's doubles Grand Slam title since 2002 US Open with max Mirnyi.