Thursday, July 2, 2009
Blake, Fish blow two-set lead
WIMBLEDON, England -- James Blake and Mardy Fish let a two-set lead squirm out of their grasp at Wimbledon on Thursday, missing out on their first Grand Slam final.
The unseeded American duo lost to defending doubles champions Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia 5-7, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 10-8 in the semifinals.
The second-seeded Nestor and Zimonjic will play top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan in Saturday's final. The American twins beat Wesley Moodie of South Africa and Dick Norman of Belgium 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-4.
The Bryan brothers, who have won every major title at least once, will be looking to win their eighth career Grand Slam doubles title in the Wimbledon final.