Toronto's Daniel Nestor and partner Nenad Zimonjic advanced to the doubles' semifinal with a 7-6, 7-4 victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu and Mikhail Youzhny yesterday. They'll take on Czech Lukas Dlouhy and India's Leander Paes at 12:30 this afternoon on centre court of the Rexall Centre.
Count on Nestor coming out on the court after a good night's sleep today. According to the defending Wimbledon doubles champion, he is in dire need of rest.
"All this media attention the past couple of weeks has been great but it has been tiring," said Nestor, not usually one to seek the spotlight. "Now I can go home and get some rest."
Asked if he drives himself between Rexall Centre and his Toronto-area home, Nestor said no.
"I get picked up. The gas prices are too expensive," he said before breaking into laughter.
Health wise, Nestor says he feels great, having not needed to take anti-inflammatory medication for his one-time ailing arm and elbow in about a year.
As for the coming Beijing Summer Games, he plans on meeting his Olympic partner, Frederic Niemeyer, in China a week before the tennis competition starts.
At one point in his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray, defending Rogers Cup champion Novak Djokovic stared up at the Rexall Centre stands and shouted something in the direction of some yahoo, who had yelled while Djokovic was preparing to play a point.
"It happens," Djokovic said. "I don't blame anybody.