Jan 24, 2014; Melbourne, AUSTRALIA; A general view during the match between Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Roger Federer (SUI) on day twelve of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Mandatory Credit: Nicolas Luttiau/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

Nestor, Mladenovic win Australian Open mixed doubles title


Jan 24, 2014; Melbourne, AUSTRALIA; A general view during the match between Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Roger Federer (SUI) on day twelve of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Mandatory Credit: Nicolas Luttiau/Presse Sports via USA TODAY Sports

From the Associated Press,

Daniel Nestor of Canada and Kristina Mladenovic of France combined to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 win Sunday over sixth-seeded Sania Mirza of India and Horia Tecau of Romania.

An interesting point in the match happened off the court, when Daniel Nestor was caught on the on-court microphone saying how he’d like to win a Grand Slam of mixed doubles titles. The duo is already half way there, they won the Wimbledon mixed title last year.

“I always tell my friends my best chance of winning Grand Slams nowadays are in mixed. But obviously I’d still like to win men’s doubles titles, too,” Nestor said. “You know, I think I have a good partner in that, too. I just think this is the best chance, but I’ll keep playing both and hopefully good will come out of it.”

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