RG 2011: Two defeats in a day

Seconds seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor advanced to the Roland Garros final on Thursday after they defeated fourth seeds Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6(4), 7-6(5).

The 45-minute first set was decided on a tie-break, with Mirnyi and Nestor winning four straight points from 3-4.
Llodra dropped his serve to 30 to give Mirnyi and Nestor a 4-2 lead in the second set. But Llodra and Zimonjic responded. They broke Mirnyi’s serve to 30 and Zimonjic then held to love for 4-4. Nestor saved three break points in the 24-point ninth game, winning it on his fifth game point. The set was decided by another tie-break. Mirnyi and Nestor took an early lead, but were pinned back. Accurate serving from Nestor opened up a 5-3 lead en route to victory in one hour and 47 minutes.

Mirnyi and Nestor won 58 of 94 service points, hitting four aces. Llodra and Zimonjic converted two of six break point opportunities and won six more points overall (84-78).

In the final of mixed doubles, Australian Casey Delaqua and Scott Lipski from the United States have won the title over Srebotnik and Zimonjic with a 2:1 in sets, 7-6 (8:6), 4:6, 10:7, after an hour and 28 minutes.

In the first set led to very uncertain struggle, both teams had two breaks, but in Delaqua and Lipski were better in the tie-brejk. Srebotnik and Zimonjic were better in second set and equalized in the sets. However, Delaqua and Lipski were better in third set and win they first Grand Slam title.