The Gazette: The biggest day of Marc Lopez’s life

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The Gazette has a fun article about the Doha doubles final. Check it out here.

And to Lopez’s credit, while he looked overmatched early on – and Nestor and Zimonjic directed every ball they could away from Nadal – he came through with some big-league shots in the end.

I’d like to second that. He’s ranked 243 in singles and 151 in doubles and was playing in his first ATP final with three #1 ranked players (Rafa in singles; Nestor/Zimonjic in doubles) and could have been excused if he’d let nerves get the better of him.