Zimonjic and Nestor win doubles title at Italian Open

Serbian Nenad Zimonjic and Canadian partner Daniel Nestor claimed a second consecutive clay-court title Sunday as they won the Italian Open 6-4, 7-6 (2) over Dutchman Robin Haase and Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.

The victorious sixth seeds backed up their Madrid trophy of last weekend with Masters 1000 success at the Foro Italico, claiming the title in 84 minutes with eight aces and three breaks of serve.

The pair have now won 27 trophies as a team. They lifted their first of 2014 in January in Sydney and added Madrid and Rome to head into the French Open starting next weekend as favourites.

By winning the Rome Masters, Zimonjic and Nestor claimed EUR 170,000 and 1,000 ATP points.