It was mixed results for Canadians in doubles to begin the grass season.
Over at the Ricoh Open in s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, Daniel Nestor and Adil Shamasdin won their respective first round matches.
Nestor and partner Fabrice Martin, the no. 4 seeds, squeezed out of their match with a tight win over Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop. The Canadian-French pair won 6-1, 6-7(10), 11-9 in one hour, 25 minutes. They only dropped one point when getting the first serve in (37/38) but went only 13/29 on the second serve.
Nestor and Martin are looking for a good comeback on the grass after being ousted from Roland Garros in the first round a few weeks ago.
On the topic of Roland Garros, Shamasdin is playing with the victor of that first round match.
Shamasdin and partner Santiago Gonzalez defeated Dutch pair Tallon Griekspoor and David Pel. The pair pulled out a tough 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 win in their first round match on Wednesday. Servers dominated in this encounter with each team only getting one break to split the first two sets.
Vasek Pospisil has already been victorious over Griekspoor earlier this week, knocking him out in first round singles action.
Martin/Nestor and Gonzalez/Shamasdin are now into the quarter-finals. The teams could potentially meet in the final.
In Nottingham, Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Olga Savchuk bowed out early to Monique Adamczak and Storm Sanders in straight sets 7-5, 6-1.