Canada’s Daniel Nestor Rues Umpiring Errors After Defeat to Spain in Rio Doubles

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016 | 0

Nestor (R) alongside Pospisil in action at Rio 2016 (courtesy:

Ace Canadian doubles tennis player Daniel Nestor has blamed poor umpiring for his defeat along with countryman Vasek Pospisil in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event at the Rio Olympic Games.

Nestor and Pospisil disagreed with a number of line calls en route their 7-6 7-6 loss to the Spanish duo of Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez.

Nestor, by and large, appeared unhappy with the fact that the match was hosted by the Rio Tennis Centre’s Court 3, where there are no provisions for hawk-eye.

“We were clearly affected in several calls,” said the 43-year-old Nestor, who had won the men’s doubles gold alongside Sébastien Lareau at 2000 Sydney Games.

“The game was on court without hawk-eye. There were horrible calls [by] the line judge and judges,” he continued before adding that the outcome of the match could have been different otherwise.

Nestor and Pospisil, however, will have another shot at podium finish when they lock horns with Americans Steve Johnson and Jack Sock in the bronze medal play-off on Friday.


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