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Daniel Nestor

Year Inducted2018 HometownToronto, Ontario

Major Accomplishments

Won his first ATP doubles title in 1994 in Bogota and his first Grand Slam doubles title in 2002 I Australia.

Over his career, he captured 79 ATP doubles titles, 8 Grand Slam doubles titles and 4 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

Reached the World No. 1 ranking in doubles for the first time in 2002.

Captured the gold medal in doubles at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with partner Sébastien Lareau.

Named Tennis Canada male player of the year on 10 occasions.

Named ATP Doubles Team of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2008.

Named ITF Doubles World Champion in 2002 and 2008.

In 2016, he became the first doubles player in ATP history to win 1,000 matches.

Spent 108 weeks as the #1 doubles player in the world, winning an incredible 91 career doubles titles.

Played in 53 Davis Cup ties, reaching the semi-finals with Team Canada in 2013.

Biography

Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1972, Daniel Nestor made the move to Canada with his family at four years old and became the most successful Canadian tennis player in history.

A member of Canada’s Davis Cup team from 1992 to 2018, Nestor first came to prominence in the public eye when he defeated then-World No. 1 Stefan Edberg in a titanic singles matchup in Vancouver. However, it was in doubles that he truly made his lasting mark on the sport.

The Canadian won his first doubles title in Bogota, Columbia in 1994 and never looked back. Over his career, Nestor took part in six Olympic Games and made history at the 2000 Games in Sydney when he captured the gold medal with partner Sébastien Lareau, Canada’s first and only medal so far in tennis. He also represented Canada during 53 Davis Cup ties, where he holds an overall record of 48 wins and 28 losses, the most wins of any Canadian player in Davis Cup history.

In 2009, he became the first player – singles or doubles – to win all four Grand Slams as well as the nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments. Nestor took part in 15 year-end ATP Finals events and was crowned champion four times. He accumulated a number of accolades including being named Tennis Canada male player of the year (1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010), ATP Doubles Team of the Year (2002, 2004 and 2008) and ITF Doubles World Champion (2002 and 2008).

Between 1989 and 2018, Nestor did not miss a single edition of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank. Throughout his time at the tournament, he was notably crowned doubles champion on two occasions in 2000 and 2008, reached the final three times, the last time being in Montreal in 2015.

Following his retirement in 2018, he was also part of the backroom team that guided Team Canada to the final of the Davis Cup in Madrid in 2019.

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