Coming in at no. 9 on our Top 10 highlights of 2015 is Daniel Nestor’s strong performances in Montreal and Cincinnati leading into the U.S. Open.
The 43-year-old, who is one victory away from the 1,000 career win milestone, went through several partners at the start of the season before finding a match with Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
The Canadian-French duo went on a tear during the summer hard court season, reaching two consecutive Masters 1000 finals. At the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, Nestor advanced to his first final in Montreal, 26 years after making his tournament debut in 1989. He and Roger-Vasselin were beaten by the Bryan brothers in the championship match. One week later, the pair were crowned champions in Cincinnati, Nestor’s third title of 2015 and 88th of his career.
As if we needed more proof that Nestor is forever.