On Saturday at Uniprix Stadium, Daniel Nestor of Canada and Édouard Roger-Vasselin of France reached the doubles final of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank with a win over Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia (3-6, 6-1, 10-4).
Despite his 87 professional titles and 55 finals, eight Grand Slam wins, Olympic gold medal, 27 Masters 1000 crowns and four year-end championships, Nestor has never played in the final in Montréal. He had reached the semis three times but had never gone farther. In Toronto, he has won two titles and appeared in two finals.
The Ontarian, who will turn 43 next month, has found an excellent partner for the final showdown in Montréal in Roger-Vasselin. This week, the duo ousted the second seeds Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil.
The final match should be an epic battle. Nestor and Roger-Vasselin will take on the absolute masters of the doubles circuit: Bob and Mike Bryan. The twin brothers overpowered Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil (6-7 (7), 6-4, 10-7) in the semis.