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Pospisil, Nestor both quarter-finalists in Melbourne

Jan 24, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Vasek Pospisil and Daniel Nestor are one win away from a clash with each other at the Australian Open, after both Canadians advanced into the quarter-finals with their respective partners on Sunday in Melbourne.

Pospisil and Jack Sock ousted Aussies Sam Groth and Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 6-2. With the win, they sent Hewitt into retirement after the former world No. 1 previously competed in his final singles match a couple days earlier. The No. 9 seeds will now face No. 16-seeded Uruguayan-Spanish team Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers.

Nestor and Radek Stepanek came back from a set and a break down to eliminate Spaniards Pablo Andujar and Pablo Carreno Busta 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Nestor, who two weeks ago became the first doubles player on the ATP World Tour to hit 1,000 wins, is now through to his first Slam quarter-final since 2014 Wimbledon. Their next challengers will be No. 14 seeds Treat Huey of the Philippines and former Nestor partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus.