Sunday, November 27, 2011
Max Mirnyi, Daniel Nestor win at ATP
LONDON -- 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.