Canada's Daniel Nestor and partner Max Mirnyi reached the final of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 win over Nenad Zimonjic and Michael Llodra.
Nestor and Mirnyi will take on top-seeded Americans Bob and Mike Bryan on Sunday after they defeated Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the other semi.
“We played a good match after losing the first set. Those guys are a good team and serve really well,” said Nestor. “We lifted our game after the first set and played a very good tibreaker.”
Zimonjic, Nestor's former partner, won the tournament with the 39-year-old from Toronto in 2009 and 2010.
Nestor and Mirnyi, seeded No. 2 at the tournament, advanced on a service winner from Nestor, the first of four match points.
In the deciding set, Nestor and Mirnyi won the first four points and the last six on the way to a victory that took less than 90 minutes.
Llodra and Zimonjic won the opening set on breaks but Nestor and Mirnyi took control of the second with an early break in the third game, which they carried through to level the match.
“It's great to be in another final here. It would be great to win one with Max,” said Nestor. “It's always special to play against a team with Nenad on it.”
The Bryans will be making their fifth appearance in the final.