November 7, 2012

Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi dropped their record in round-robin play at the ATP World Tour Doubles Finals to 1-1 on Wednesday, as they were defeated 7-6(3), 4-6, 12-10 by the British-Danish pair of Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen at the O2 Arena in London.

Playing in another tightly-contested battle, Nestor and Mirnyi came back from a tough first-set loss to force a match tiebreak for the second consecutive contest. Unlike their opening match though, which saw the No. 2 seeds prevail 12-10, the Canadian-Belarusian duo found themselves on the wrong end of the tiebreak against the 2012 Wimbledon champions.

With one win and one loss next to their names, Nestor and Mirnyi, who are playing their last event as a pair, must win their final round-robin match to reach the semifinals. They will take on Indian team Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna on Friday, with the winner advancing out of Group B. It will be an interesting match-up, with current opponents Nestor and Bhupathi set to team up together for the 2013 season.

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