Torontos Nestor, partner Zimonjic advance to Aussie mens doubles final

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MELBOURNE, Australia - Canadian Daniel Nestor and Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic reached their fourth Grand Slam men's doubles final Thursday, defeating Croatia's Ivo Karlovic and Serbia's Dusan Vemic 6-4, 6-4 in semifinal action at the Australian Open.
No. 2 Nestor and Zimonjic will play the winner of the semifinal between American top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan and Finn Jarkko Nieminen and German partner Michael Kohlmann.
"We've built up a great rivalry with them," Nestor said of the Bryan twins. "In the last few seasons, the year-end No. 1 ranking has come down to the last match of the season.
"If we play them in the final, it will be special as usual. If not...well the match will be good anyway."
Nestor, from Toronto, and Zimonjic will bid for their third major title after winning Wimbledon the last two years. They lost the French Open final in 2008.
The straight-forward victory took just 61 minutes, with Nestor serving it out after double-faulting on the first of three match points.
Karlovic, the game's biggest server, and his first-time partner had little to offer against the more experienced team of Nestor and Zimonjic.
Nestor, 37, will be competing for his 66th career title.

Organizations: Australian Open, French Open

Geographic location: MELBOURNE, Australia, Croatia Serbia Toronto Wimbledon

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