Nestor and Zimonjic win men's doubles title
Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia won their second straight Wimbledon men's doubles title, beating top-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (7), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-3.sports Updated: Jul 05, 2009 11:36 IST
Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia won their second straight Wimbledon men's doubles title, beating top-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (7), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-3.
"It's a great accomplishment," Nestor said. "One of the first things I noticed was our name on the board, on the big plaque. Now we get it twice. It's obviously going to be special to come back next year and see that."
Nestor and Zimonjic were playing in their third Grand Slam final together. Besides winning the Wimbledon title last year, they lost in the 2008 French Open final.
This year's final marked the first time that Nestor and Zimonjic have played the Bryan brothers in a Grand Slam tournament.
"It's great to be able to play them on a big stage and be able to beat them," Nestor said.
The Bryan brothers, who have won seven major titles together, entered the match on Centre Court without having dropped a set at the All England Club this year. Despite holding serve throughout the first three sets, the brothers were broken in the second game of the fourth set and Nestor and Zimonjic held the rest of the way.
"I haven't lost serve in doubles or mixed in probably 2 years," Bob Bryan said. "I didn't make my first serves and they made some good returns. But you can't make any excuses."
The difference was the way Nestor and Zimonjic held serve, Bob Bryan said.
"It's a game of inches and when you're playing two guys who are serving close to 130 (mph), and you're not getting a lot of sniffs on your return, it's a dice roll," Bob Bryan said.
"They were the better team today and I have to give them a lot of credit.