London, June 17 (IANS) The Indo-Canadian pair of Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor won their opening round Queen’s Club tennis tournament match, beating Serbian Viktor Troicki and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (3), 3-6, 10-7 here on Wednesday.
The match was a fiercely contested affair that took one hour and 21 minutes to decide on a winner at the 1,574,640 euros grass court event.
Paes and Nestor began the match aggressively but they were matched at every step by the Serbian-SPaniard duo. Both teams found it difficult to break the other’s serve and surge ahead at Court 1.
The first set extended to a tie-break and the veteran experience clinched the tie-breaker to go one set up. The first set determined the tone of the match.
Troicki and Bautista Agut bounced back into the contest, breaking Paes-Nestor’s serve to claim the second set 3-6 and square the contest and push the match into the deciding third set tie-breaker.
In the tense tie-breaker, Paes and Nestor utilised their experience to the hilt, claiming the decider 10-7 to wrap up the match.