Daniel Nestor, the 46-year-old Belgrade native has been recognized as one of the best doubles players of all time, winning 91 ATP titles from 151 finals, including eight Grand Slam crowns, four ATP Finals and 28 Masters 1000 crowns! Daniel had kicked off his career at the age of 16 in 1989 and he has played 1549 matches so far on the Tour.
After an amazing career, Nestor will call it a career this weekend in the Davis Cup doubles rubber together with Vasek Pospisil against the Netherlands in Toronto, the perfect ground for his farewell match that will propel him straight to tennis legends hall.
Daniel had opened his Davis Cup journey 26 years ago when he stunned world number 1 Stefan Edberg in Vancouver in five sets and he was there to represent Canada in every year except 2001 and 2016, performing in 75 Davis Cup rubbers so far! He will now have a chance to score his 34th and the final Davis Cup doubles triumph and here is his statement ahead of his last career match:
“I don’t think Rojer and Middelkoop are going to play,” Nestor said, “usually it’s Haase teaming with one of the two.ALSO READ: Davis Cup Preview: Raonic and Shapovalov lead Canada charge in Toronto
I’ve beaten Haase and Middelkoop this year but I’ve also lost to them. And I’ve played Rojer many times in the past and kind of know what to expect. They’re very good but we’re playing at home and I think we have a good chance.
I have many special memories, especially playing with these guys, he said about his teammates during the draw ceremony on Thursday. It’s something I’m definitely going to miss. I’ll try to soak in every moment the next few days and hopefully play a good match.
Vasek and I play well together and I’m really looking forward to playing well in my last match.”