BEIJING, Nov 17 -- Canadian Daniel Nestor and Nenad
Zimonjic of Serbia beat the Bryan brothers Bob and Mike 7-6 (3), 6-2 to win the
Tennis Masters Cup doubles crown in Shanghai and replace the Americans as the
No. 1 pairing in the world Sunday.
Canadian Daniel Nestor (R) and
Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia celebrate with their trophies during the
awarding ceremony for the final of men's doubles at Tennis Masters
Cup Shanghai, 2008, in Shanghai, Nov. 16, 2008. (Xinhua
The Wimbledon champions shared US$220,000 after going
unbeaten on their debut at the yearend championship for the best eight pairings,
clinching the title with their third service break of the match after 74
"It's a great feeling," said Nestor. "We've had a
great year. I think when we're playing well, we're deserving of the No. 1
The Bryans, the US Open champions, were looking to
win a third Masters Cup title after back-to-back wins in 2003 and 2004 and to
secure the No. 1 spot at the end of the season for a record fourth straight
"It's pretty unusual that the No. 1 ranking comes
down to one match, that's probably one in a million," said Bob Bryan, whose
serve was hindered by a shoulder injury. "But I think they deserve it. I guess
we've got to tip our hat to them."
Nestor and Zimonjic have now beaten the Americans
three straight times.
"To win the Masters Cup - for me for the first time -
to play against the Bryans, who have been dominating the doubles the last four,
five years, and to fight for the No. 1 spot, you couldn't ask for more," said
Zimonjic, who won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open with China's
(Source: Shanghai Daily)
Djokovic claims Masters Cup
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with his trophy during the awarding ceremony for the final of men's singles at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, 2008, in Shanghai, Nov. 16, 2008. Novak Djokovic won the title by defeating Russia's Nikolay Davydenko 6-1, 7-5. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)
SHANGHAI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- World number three Novak Djokovic battered Nikolay Davydenko into submission with a magnificent display to win his first Masters Cup title here on Sunday.
The Australian Open champion went into the match after a week of mixed displays but was back to his very best as he won his first title since May at 6-1, 7-5. Full story