As Tennis Canada’s all-new content series – #TennisNation Builders – continues, our conversation with Daniel Nestor turns to his career as a whole, including his route into the sport, what made him so successful and what he has been up to since retirement.

If you’re a fan of Canadian tennis, you’ll know all about Nestor’s on-court achievements over the course of 27 years on tour. A 12-time Grand Slam champion, Olympic Gold medallist and the source of inspiration for countless Canadians who have picked up a racquet and taken up the sport, Nestor is a true icon of tennis in Canada.

You may have seen our previous conversations with him over the last couple of weeks. First, we published a piece about his famous Davis Cup win over then-World No. 1 Stefan Edberg in 1992, followed by an interview about his time representing his country at the World Cup of tennis as a whole.

Now, watch as Daniel discusses the source of his passion for tennis and reflects on a storied career: