43-year-old Daniel Nestor in doubles final at Australian Open

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The grumpy old men are going to the men’s doubles final at the Australian Open.

Canadian Daniel Nestor, now 43-years-old, along with his 37-year-old partner Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic), are one win away from taking the top prize. The unseeded pair upset Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers (7-6, 6-4) in the semis to reach the final.

You can watch the match on TSN, following the women’s singles final that begins at 12:30am PST on Friday night/Saturday morning.

Nestor and Stepanek will be up against the #7 seeded pair of Jamie Murray (Great Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil). Murray and Soares have never won a Grand Slam title, though the 29 and 33 year-olds will have youth on their side.


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Stepanek won the Australian Open doubles title in 2012, and the US Open in 2013. Nestor last won the Australian Open 14 years ago, and has won 8 Grand Slam doubles titles in his career.

It appears the old guy still has some gas left in the tank.

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