Mirnyi-Nestor retain doubles title
Top seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor captured a second successive French Open doubles title by beating American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4 6-4 in the final on Saturday.sports Updated: Jun 11, 2012 01:35 IST
Top seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor captured a second successive French Open doubles title by beating American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4 6-4 in the final on Saturday.
The second-seeded Bryans were bidding to win a record-equalling 12th major doubles crown but were thwarted by the Belarussian-Canadian partnership who looked more at ease on the red clay.
"Unbelievable. It's a great feeling," said Nestor. "It might have been not the best match by some of us on the court today, including myself and definitely them. But Max was very solid from start to finish. He played great. He carried us. That was important today.
"Regardless of the fact, a slam is a slam and to beat the best team probably of all time in the finals is a good feeling."
The 34-year-old Mirnyi captured his sixth Grand Slam doubles title, and his fourth at Roland Garros. As well as his 2011 victory, the Belarusian previously triumphed on the Parisian clay in 2005 and 2006 with Jonas Bjorkman.
"Today just wasn't our day," said Bob Bryan. "They came out aggressive and hit some good shots. I was a little bit cold and heavy."
First Published: Jun 11, 2012 01:32 IST