Local tennis legend going out in style
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.