Murray, Soares conquer Canadian duo to advance in Toronto

Sunday, Jul 31

Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil looked to be on the verge of staging quite the comeback on Saturday evening. The Canadian duo fought back to force a match tiebreak in the second doubles semifinal of Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.

However, Brazil’s Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray of Great Britain triumphed over the Canadian pairing 6-4, 6-7(6), 10-7 to advance to the championship match. The No. 2 seeds ended the Canadians’ run on home soil in just over 90 minutes, but Nestor and Pospisil will team up again when they hit the courts together in Rio. They are set to represent Canada in the doubles event at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Soares and Murray will now prepare to face the winner of the day’s other semifinal, No. 3 seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. Of the four, only Soares is a former Rogers Cup champion. He won in 2013 and 2014 with former partner Alexander Peya.