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March 31, 2012

 

 

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Sony Ericsson Open
Miami
Saturday Men's Summary


Doubles - Final: (7) Paes/Stepanek def. (2) Mirnyi/Nestor 3-6 6-1 10-8 (Match TB)
There was a rain delay late in the second set of this match. It didn't affect the second set; Paes/Stepanek were already in a dominant position. They stumbled to start the tiebreak, then again came back strong.
It is "only" the second title for Paes/Stepanek this year, but the two have been the two biggest events, the Australian Open and Miami. And it's worth remembering that the Bryans have only one title this year (Sydney), and while Mirnyi/Nestor have two, they're both smaller (Brisbane and Memphis). Llodra/Zimonjic have only one title, at Rotterdam. The rankings near the top are for the moment unchanged; we show the Top Seven as follows:
1..(1) Bryan..............9480
1..(1) Bryan..............9480
3..(3) Mirnyi.............8670
3..(3) Nestor.............8670
5..(5) Llodra.............7560
6..(6) Zimonjic...........7440
7..(7) Paes...............6015
But Paes, and Stepanek below him, are carrying mostly new points; the others have mostly old points. Paes/Stepanek appear effectively certain to make the year-end championships, and if they keep this up, they'll likely go there as the #1 seeds....



 

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