Mirnyi, Nestor win doubles title at ATP finals
Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada won the
doubles title at the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating
Polish duo Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 7-5, 6-3 in the
Mirnyi and Nestor rallied from a break down to win the first set
and earned the only break of the second. Nestor served out the
match at love, with Mirnyi sealing the victory with a forehand
smash at the net.
Mirnyi and Nestor played together for the first time in the
season-ending tournament, although both had won it previously with
other partners. Fyrstenberg and Matkowski reached the final of the
event for the first time.
”Six weeks ago if you would have asked me if we would have won
this, I would have been surprised,” said Nestor, who is from
Toronto. ”But the way we’ve been playing in the fall, I wouldn’t
Nestor has won the ATP World Tour doubles title four times. He
claimed the season-ending trophy with Mark Knowles in 2007 and
Nenad Zimonjic in 2008 and 2010.
It is Nestor’s 75th doubles title.
The title was the second for Mirnyi, who won the ATP World Tour
Finals in 2006 with Sweden’s Jonas Bjorkman.