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Pospisil and Nestor eliminated at Flushing Meadows

 

NEW YORK, U.S. – Canadians have had a hard day International to the United States on Friday.

After the defeat of the young Vasek Pospisil at the hands of Spanish and 25th-seeded Feliciano Lopez earlier in the day, Daniel Nestor and doubles partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus lost to the British Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 6-3, 7-5.

Nestor, who won two Wimbledon titles, has been successful only once in New York when he was crowned winner of the 2004 International with his partner Mark Knowles of the time.

On Sunday Nestor, who has 39 years since that time has never passed the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows in duplicate. His former partner Nenad Zimonjic and he had been eliminated in the third round last year.

“I tried to find why I have not been particularly successful in New York during my career, said Nestor. Still, I like to play on hard and I play well usual. I do not know which ensures that it does not work as well here. ”

Nestor was his second disappointment in a row in a Grand Slam, he bowed to the second round at the last Wimbledon after winning the Internationaux de France a month earlier.

“There is no mystery, they were better than us, said Nestor. We have not taken the chances we had. In fact, we are not playing very well lately. ”

A native of Vernon, British Columbia, Pospisil has meanwhile been defeated Lopez 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).

Pospisil, 143rd Racquet World, quickly took the lead 4-2 in the first set before breaking the one who reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon last ball of the handle.

But Lopez, which is ranked 26th in the ATP, was recovered in the second set and won the third tiebreaker.

“Lopez was the third player in the top 50 that I faced, said the Canadian. All these games helped a lot in terms of experience. ”

Pospisil said he took the tape to every game he was playing among professionals.

“I have done much better in service today (Friday), I put a lot of pressure on Lopez, he added. I really thought I had a chance to win.

“These are a few points here and there that made the difference in the end.”

Pospisil won the first game of his career Grand Slam earlier this week, when he was easily disposed of Lukas Rosol 6-1, 6-2, 6-1.

The 21-year-old had managed to defeat the Argentine Juan Chela during the Rogers Cup in early August, but had to admit defeat to Roger Federer in the second round of the tournament.

Pospisil was the last Canadian singles player to be still in the race in Flushing Meadows.

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