ROGERS CUP 2014
Nestor/Zimonjic Oust Djokovic/Wawrinka; Bryans Upset
by ATP Staff|
Third seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic ousted Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in the second round of the Rogers Cup, defeating the Serbian-Swiss duo 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday. Nestor and Zimonjic needed just a break of serve in each set for the 50-minute victory.
Djokovic and Wawrinka were teaming up for just the second time, and had reached the semi-finals on their team debut last year in Beijing (W/O vs Mirnyi/Tecau).
The reigning Wimbledon and Australian Open champions had each been extended to a third set tie-break in their opening singles match, with Djokovic prevailing against Gael Monfils earlier in the day and Wawrinka saving match point in his victory over Benoit Paire on Tuesday night.
Nestor, who is making his 26th appearance at his home country ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, won the title with Zimonjic in 2008. They will next face Roland Garros doubles champions Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Frenchmen defeated Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 7-5, 6-4 for a place in the quarter-finals.
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Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan bowed out in their opening match against Marin Cilic and Santiago Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4. The Bryans had reached the final on their past four visits to Toronto, winning the title in 2006, ’10 and ’12. They had claimed their first of four Rogers Cup crowns here in 2002.
Second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares opened their their title defence with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Spaniards David Ferrer and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. Fourth seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo also advanced, defeating Fabio Fognini and Mariusz Fyrstenberg 6-3, 7-6(9).