Daniel Nestor is one win away from becoming the first player in the Open Era to post 1,000 career wins in doubles on the ATP World Tour.
Nestor and his partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France defeated the Spanish team of Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and David Marrero 6-4, 6-2 in their opening match at the BNP Paribas Masters event in Paris on Monday.
The 43-year-old Canadian will go for career win no. 1000 on Wednesday against the third-seeded team of Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.
Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock are also in the Paris doubles draw. They will begin their title campaign on Tuesday against the French pair of Paul-Henri Mathieu and Benoit Paire.
Both PospiSock and Nestor/Roger-Vasselin still have an outside chance of qualifying for the ATP Finals in London.