11 Aug 2010

Tennis top two suffer shock doubles loss

6:22 am on 11 August 2010

The world's top two tennis players, Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbian Novak Djokovic, slumped to a shock loss in their Toronto Masters first round doubles match to a pair of wildcard Canadians.

Nadal and Djokovic took the first set 7-5 against the unheralded duo of Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic, but lost the next two sets, 6-3 10-8.

Not since Jimmy Connors and Arthur Ashe second played together 34 years ago have the top two singles players joined forces in doubles.

But the dream doubles team here did not produce the goods, the 20-year-old Pospisil and 19 year old Raonic, control in the match before closing out the win in one hour and 34 minutes.

Pospisil and Raonic will next face Wimbledon champions and number five seeds Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzschner.