[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Friday, Daniel Nestor of Canada and his French partner Édouard Roger-Vasselin reached the semifinals of the doubles draw of the Rogers Cup in Montréal.
The duo won in two sets (6-4, 6-2) against fifth seeds Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia. In fact, Zimonjic and Nestor have often teamed up on the court.
In the semis, Nestor and Roger-Vasselin will face Novak Djokovic and Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.
“This is our first tournament together and it’s going really well,” said Nestor after the match. “Édouard is a good guy and he’s easy to spend time with. He’s the one who asked me to team up with him when Julien Benneteau went out with an injury. And on the court, he knows how to win.”
Nestor has taken home an impressive 87 doubles titles in his glorious career. He’s triumphed in the doubles event of the Roger Cup twice: with Sébastien Lareau in 2000 and with Zimonjic in 2008.
But he has never taken the top honours in Montréal.
“Don’t spread this around but I’d rather be here than in Toronto,” said Nestor. “It’s a big event, the people are nice and the site is wonderful and easier to access. The stadium isn’t too far from the hotel as compared to other tournaments where there’s a lot of traffic.”
Roger-Vasselin may not have Nestor’s track record but he and Benneteau are the reigning French Open champions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]