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

final.

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

say surprised.”

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.