Mid­town ten­nis leg­end go­ing out in style

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In 1989, when Daniel Nestor first laced up his sneak­ers to take part in the Rogers Cup ten­nis tour­na­ment, he was a gan­gly 16-year-old wild card en­try who learned to play the game at the Bayview Vil­lage Ten­nis Club. Nestor would go on to be­come one of the game’s great dou­bles play­ers with 91 ti­tles and more than 1,000 vic­to­ries, in ad­di­tion to in­spir­ing an en­tire gen­er­a­tion of young Cana­di­ans to pick up a racquet. Now, the Toronto na­tive is set to play in his 30th and fi­nal Rogers Cup when Canada’s pre-em­i­nent ten­nis tour­ney re­turns to Toronto, Aug. 3-12. On Aug. 5, Nestor will be hon­oured at a spe­cial cer­e­mony and celebrity roast hosted by co­me­dian Shaun Ma­jumder. He will also be in­ducted into the Cana­dian Ten­nis Hall of Fame.

DANIEL NESTOR In dou­bles, Nestor has been ranked the world No. 1 on 10 oc­ca­sions.

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