Daniel Nestor of Toronto won his tenth Grand Slam title on Saturday.
Nestor and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus, seeded second, defeated the unseeded pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia and Eduardo Schwank of Argentina 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.
It was Nestor’s third French Open championship, as he previously won in 2007 with Mark Knowles of the Bahamas and in 2010 with Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
This is the first time that Nestor and Mirnyi have teamed up to win a Grand Slam title.
Mirnyi has now won five Grand Slam titles. Like Nestor, he has won the French Open three times. Mirnyi has also won the U.S. Open twice.
Nestor was significantly better than his Belarussian teammate on Saturday, who struggled at times while at the net. When Nestor and Mirnyi secured the victory, Mirnyi gave Nestor a playful celebratory spank.
The match was very even throughout, with not a lot of break points. Actually, there was only two in all. Cabal and Schwank had one early in the second set to go up 2-0, while Mirnyi and Nestor had one in the tenth game of the third set to close out the match.