Maxim Mirny earns 45th championship title in his career
World first seeded Max Mirny of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada win tennis tournament in London (with 625,000 Euros prize fund)
By Kirill Karin
In the final match, the Belarusian-Canadian duo defeated their eternal rivals — the American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan (6:4, 6:3). On their way to the top, Mirny and Nestor crushed two Australian-American pairs: Lleyton Hewitt / Andy Roddick (6:2, 7:5) and Paul Henley / Eric Butorac (6:4, 6:3), alongside Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan Bopanna (7:6, 6:4).
Over his professional career, which began in 1996, the most famous Belarusian tennis player has won 45 ATP doubles tournaments with a selection of partners. Grass courts in the British capital have been a test of strength for Mirny before the start of this season’s third Grand Slam series tournament: Wimbledon (launched on June 25th). Partnering Daniel Nestor (and Victoria Azarenko in the mixed doubles), this will be the last event before the London Olympics, where Azarenko and Mirny will jointly struggle for the highest places. Mirny will also partner young Belarusian Alexander Bury in the men’s doubles at the Olympic Games.