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Tennis: Nestor eyes mixed doubles Grand Slam after Melbourne win

Published on Jan 26, 2014 4:52 PM
 
 Canada's Daniel Nestor has targeted a mixed doubles Grand Slam in 2014, after pairing up with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic to beat Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau and win the Australian Open title on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Canada's Daniel Nestor has targeted a mixed doubles Grand Slam in 2014, after pairing up with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic to beat Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau and win the Australian Open title on Sunday.

The Wimbledon champion pairing were nominally the underdogs against their sixth-seeded opponents but wrapped up a comfortable 6-3 6-2 victory inside an hour on Rod Laver Arena.

It was a third Melbourne Park mixed doubles title for Canadian Nestor after his 2007 triumph with Elena Likhovtseva and 2011 victory with Katarina Srebotnik.

Nestor then told his 20-year-old partner Mladenovic on court that he would now like to target a sweep of the major titles to complete the Grand Slam in one year.

 
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