Ottawa Citizen

French Open conquered, Canadian Nestor, Knowles next target Wimbledon

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Mark Knowles and Daniel PARIS • Nestor captured a third grand slam doubles title together at the French Open yesterday.

The Bahamas-Canada pairing overcame ninth seeded Czechs Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

After winning the U.S. Open in 2004 and the Australian Open in 2002, only the Wimbledon title is missing from their collection.

“We’re getting the best out of each other, we’re playing great,” Nestor said. “Our whole career we’ve strived to win the French Open, Wimbledon, all the grand slams. We’ve got three out of four and there’s no reason why we can’t make it four out of four at Wimbledon. We’re playing great.”

The win, however, did throw up a problem as they are due to split after Wimbledon and have already made commitment­s to new partners. After their success in Paris, they are now unsure what the future holds.

“If I win a grand slam and stick to my regular partner, then that leaves the other person (new partner) stranded,” Nestor said.

Reuters

 ?? JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER, REUTERS ?? Canada’s Daniel Nestor, left, and teammate Mark Knowles celebrate their French Open win.
JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER, REUTERS Canada’s Daniel Nestor, left, and teammate Mark Knowles celebrate their French Open win.

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