It was also just the second time that the 40-year-old pair of Paes and Nestor played together. The Indo-Candian pair edged past their unseeded opponents in one hour and 33 minutes.
Their quarter-final win over Paul Hanley and John Peers saw Nestor become the first doubles player to reach the 900 match wins milestone (902-358 match record).
“There are two things that really stand out for me this week. One was to get Danny to his 900th win. That’s a phenomenal career that he’s had. It was a real honour to be on the court with him, getting him to that spot,” Paes was quoted as saying by PTI.
“The second thing that stood out was playing together on the court. We wanted to get a few matches in.
“We wanted to see how we combine on the court. Through the whole week, we played some really tough opponents and getting to win the tournament with someone who’s a legend is really something special,” Paes added.