Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON) and Max Mirnyiof Belarus were crowned doubles champions on Sunday at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, England. The third-seeded duo defeated the Polish team of Mariusz Fyrtsenberg and Marcin Matkowski 7-5, 6-3 in the championship match.
Nestor and Mirnyi went undefeated in the round robin stage of the tournament, including another win over Fyrtsenberg and Matkowski, to finish first in their group and earn a spot in the semifinals. In the semifinals on Saturday, the Canadian-Belarusian pair took out the top-ranked Bryan brothers before completing their perfect week in the final.
With the win, Nestor successfully defends the title he captured last year at the season-ending event with former partner Nenad Zimonjic. In 13 appearances at the ATP Finals, the 39-year-old boasts a 32-19 record to go along with four titles. Meanwhile, this is Mirnyi’s second title win at the Final Showdown.
In their first full season together, Nestor and Mirnyi finished 2011 with four titles (Memphis, Roland-Garros, Shanghai Masters and ATP World Tour Finals) and a 48-19 record.
Bouchard falls to World No. 1 in the Yucatan Cup final
On Saturday night, Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) finished as the runner up at the Yucatan Cup in Merida, Mexico, a Grade 1 ITF junior event. She fell 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 to World No. 1 Irina Khromacheva of Russia in a hotly disputed final. This was Bouchard’s third junior final of the season.