June 25, 2016
NOTTINGHAM, England – Former Virginia men’s tennis player Dominic Inglot ’09 won the Aegon Open Nottingham doubles title this weekend in Nottingham, England.
Inglot, playing in his native Britain, partnered with Canadian Daniel Nestor. In just their second tournament, the pair secured their first crown together without losing a set all week, toppling top-seeded Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig 7-5, 7-6 (4) in Saturday’s final.
t is Nestor’s 89th career title and Inglot’s second on home soil, as they prepare to face Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini in round one at Wimbledon later this week.
Inglot, 30, told BBC Sport: “It doesn’t get much tougher than playing these guys, so to get a win against that calibre of team before Wimbledon was a big confidence-booster. With our quality, you have to go to these tournaments believing you can win. We did well to hang in there, especially after the match point and coming out after the rain delay. We came out very fast and that was big for us.”
Inglot is currently ranked No. 29 in the world in doubles. Nestor, a two-time Wimbledon doubles champion (2008, 2009) is currently ranked No. 12 in doubles.