|Posted on August 3, 2010 at 5:57 PM|
Doubles Round 1
Order of Play – Tuesday, August 3, 2010
GRANDSTAND Matches Start At: 4:00 pm
Daniel NESTOR (CAN)/Nenad ZIMONJIC (SRB) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)/Radek STEPANEK (CZE)
Not Before 5:00 PM
Denis ISTOMIN (UZB) vs Marin CILIC (CRO)
Ryan SWEETING (USA) vs Michael LLODRA (FRA)
Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)
ResultIn doubles action, the Czech team of Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated the world's top-ranked team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4, 4-6, 10-8. Berdych steps around his backhand and smacks a return winner up the line to give the Czechs the match.Congrats Tomas and Radek, after reading this, I had no high expectation...Daniel Nestor (CAN) & Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) began playing together as a full-time team in 2008, and have earned 20 titles together in that time. Nestor, who teamed for many years with Mark Knowles, has a career total of 69 doubles titles, while his partner has won 37. Their five 2010 titles to date include the French Open and the ATP World Tour 1000 Masters events in Monte Carlo. But it was their win in Paris – their third Grand Slam title together – which resulted in them reclaiming the No. 1 team spot over the Bryans.
It was like a mini Davis Cup with Serbian Zimonjic teaming up with Nestor.
Waowww they beat the TOP SEEDS in Washington! ... wish I was there!
ATP World Tour Doubles - Week 31
Nestor/Zimonjic upset in first round
by ATP Staff | 03.08.2010
The No. 1 doubles team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic suffered a first-round loss Tuesday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, falling to Czechs Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
Berdych and Stepanek, both seeded in the singles draw this week at the ATP World Tour 500 tennis tournament, have teamed up primarily in the Davis Cup competition over the past couple of years. They led the Czech Republic to the final last year (l. to Spain).
Nestor and Zimonjic, semi-finalists on their last visit to Washington, dropped their opening match for just the fourth time this season. They won their fifth title of 2010 in June, when they defended the Roland Garros crown, and were playing in their first tournament since a second-round exit at Wimbledon (l. to Eaton/Inglot).
Tomas Berdych serving to Nestor/Zimonjic (w/ Stepanek) at Legg Mason, Washington, DC. Aug. 3, 2010. Source & Courtesy: www.tennisgrandstand.com