Paes-Nestor knocked out of Queen's Club Championships

London: Indo-Canadian tennis pair of Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor crashed out in the men's doubles semi-finals of the 1.5-million-euro Queen's Club Championships here on Sunday.

Leander Paes. Pic/AFP
Leander Paes. Pic/AFP 

The third seeds lost in straight sets to second seeds Serbian-Polish combination of Nenad Zimonjic and Marcin Matkowski 3-6, (8) 6-7 in an hour and 19 minutes.

The match was fiercely contested on the prestigious grass courts of the Queen's Club.

Zimonjic and Matkowski began on a positive note winning 20 out of 24 first serve points and two crucial break points. Three double faults by Paes-Nestor made it easy for their opponents to take the first set 6-3.

Paes and Nestor came back strongly in the second set but they were matched at every step by the Serbian-Polish duo.

The second set extended to a tie-break and Zimonjic-Matkowski clinched the tie-breaker and booked their place in the final after playing some aggressive tennis.

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