Australian Open: Niño dedicates win to late dad

Tennis wunderkind Francis Casey “Niño” Alcantara, who made history as the first Filipino to win a Grand Slam title, dedicated his victory in the Australian Open Saturday to his late father.

The power-hitting Alcantara, who arrived yesterday from Melbourne, teamed up with Chinese-Taipei’s Cheng Peng Hsieh for the Aussie Open junior boys doubles crown, beating Mikhal Biryukov of Russia and Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan, 6-4, 6-2, in the finals.

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