Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych celebrates win. Credit: Official Facebook Radek Stepanek
Berdych/Stepanek Into Second Round
ATP NEWS | Monday, November 2, 2015
In doubles, Czechs Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek rallied to defeat Frenchmen Fabrice Martin and Lucas Pouille 3-6, 6-0, 10-4.
The tandems of Daniel Nestor/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez/David Merrero 6-4, 6-2) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Quershi/Giles Simon (d. Bellucci/Viktor Troicki 7-5, 7-6(3) are also into the second round.
Nestor is closing in on a historic milestone. The 43-year-old Canadian is now within one win of becoming the first player in the Open Era to register 1,000 career doubles match wins. Since teaming up with Roger-Vasselin in Montreal for the first time, they have compiled an 18-5 record. Nestor is playing in Paris for the 21st consecutive year, and he has a 34-19 match record. He won the title in 2009 with Nenad Zimonjic, and reached the final in 2000 with Paul Haarhuis, 2005 with Mark Knowles and 2007 with Zimonjic.