With the news of Eugenie Bouchard's exit from the Australian Open, all that was left of the Canadian contingent down under was Daniel Nestor and his partner Nenad Zimonjic in the semi-final of the men's doubles brackets. Unfortunately, Nestor and Zimonjic didn't fare any better than the 19-year-old Bouchard.
Nestor and Zimonjic lost to the unseeded tandem of South Africa's Raven Klaasen and American Eric Butorac 6-2, 6-4.
The match lasted just 64 minutes as Zimonjic lost serve twice in the opening set. While Nestor admitted that the lost was a letdown, he did give credit where it was due, praising the duo of Klassen and Butorac for their aggressive style despite their unseeded status.
In fact, while the South African and American are unseeded, they have upset quite a few big-name teams including the Australian duo of Patrick Rafter and Lleyton Hewitt and the Blake brothers of the United States who have made quite a bit of noise in the doubles circuit over the last few years.
Despite this loss, however, the Australian Open isn't over quite yet for Daniel Nestor as the 41-year-old is still involved in the mixed doubles bracket. Even with that, however, Nestor did admit that his run in the men's double could have been quite possibly his last crack at a Grand Slam.
Let's hope it's not.