Canadian Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi of Belarus failed to reach a fourth final in as many events Saturday, losing 6-3, 7-6 (9-7) to Rohan Bopanna of India and Asiam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan at the Paris Masters.
Nestor, from Toronto, and Mirnyi dropped three of their last four finals since winning Shanghai a month ago. The Canadian and his teammate have will now have to re-group for the ATP World Tour final.
“It's a tough loss but we now have to concentrate on London,” said Nestor. “It's too bad we can't go there with a win but we got outplayed today.”
Bopanna and Qureshi had seven aces and broke Nestor's team twice in the match that lasted an hour 28 minutes.
Nestor had only faced Bopanna and Qureshi once, winning a quarter-final in 2008 at Dubai with then-partner Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.