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Daniel Nestor
Nestor 2009 Davis Cup 2.jpg
Country  Canada
Residence Bahamas
Date of birth September 4, 1972 (1972-09-04) (age 37)
Place of birth Belgrade, Serbia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Turned pro July 29, 1991
Plays Left-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money US$8,067,889
Singles
Career record 85–118
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 58 (August 23, 1999)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (1998, 1999, 2001)
French Open 1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 4R (1999)
US Open 2R (1995),2000
Doubles
Career record 736–282
Career titles 66
Highest ranking No. 1 (August 19, 2002)
Australian Open W (2002)
French Open W (2007)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2009)
US Open W (2004)
Last updated on: November 9, 2009.
Men's Doubles Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam titles: 3 (with Knowles), 2 (with Zimonjić) 1 (with Likhovtseva)
Titles: 66 1
Grand Slam men's doubles finals (12):
Australian Open Winner (2002 w/Knowles)
Finalist (1995, 2003 w/Knowles)
French Open Winner (2007 w/Knowles)
Finalist (1998, 2002 w/Knowles, 2008 w/Zimonjić )
Wimbledon Winner (2008, 2009 w/Zimonjić)
Finalist (2002 w/Knowles)
U.S. Open Winner (2004 w/ Knowles)
Finalist (1998 w/Knowles)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Men's tennis
Gold 2000 Sydney Men's doubles
Partnering Fred Niemeyer (right), his Davis Cup and Olympics partner since 2002

Daniel Mark Nestor (born on September 4, 1972, in Belgrade, Serbia), is a Serbian-born Canadian tennis player from the Toronto, Ontario, area.

In his career so far he has won 66 men's doubles titles, including a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the Tennis Masters Cup, and 5 Grand Slam men's doubles titles. In addition, Nestor won the 2007 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Elena Likhovtseva. This pairing also reached the finals of the 2006 Australian Open and the 2006 French Open. Nestor reclaimed the Men's doubles world #1 ranking, after winning doubles at Wimbledon. On July 4, 2009, Nestor and his partner, Nenad Zimonjić, repeated as doubles champions at Wimbledon. His 65 doubles titles makes him the most decorated champion active and he is the only player in tennis history to have won all the Grand Slams and Masters Series events at least once.

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Tennis career

He won three Grand Slam doubles titles together with longterm partner Mark Knowles of the Bahamas. The tandem won the 2002 Australian Open, the 2004 U.S. Open and the 2007 French Open. He and Knowles also reached the final of the 1995 Australian Open, the 1998 French Open and U.S. Open, the 2002 French Open and Wimbledon, the 2003 Australian Open and the 2005 Wimbledon He became the number one ranked doubles player in the world in August, 2002. Nestor's career high singles ranking is World No. 58, which he reached in August, 1999. In mixed doubles, he reached the 2003 U.S. Open final and the 2006 Australian Open final, as well as winning the mixed doubles event at the 2007 Australian Open with partner Elena Likhovtseva.

In the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Nestor and partner Sébastien Lareau won a gold medal in men's doubles tennis.

He has been a member of the Canadian Davis Cup team since 1992. He first came to prominence in the public eye that year by defeating Stefan Edberg in a hard fought match in Vancouver.

Nestor won his first doubles title in Bogotá, Colombia with Knowles in 1994. They defeated French Open champions Luke and Murphy Jensen in the final.

On July 5, 2006, he participated in the longest match in Wimbledon history, lasting 6 hours and 9 minutes.

Daniel parted ways with long-time doubles partner Mark Knowles after the 2007 U.S. Open, then started a partnership with Nenad Zimonjić.[1] He won a doubles title with Zimonjić at the 2007 St. Petersburg Open. Nestor and Zimonjić advanced to the 2007 Paris Masters final as the second seeds, but lost 6–3, 7–6 (4) to #1 Doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan.

Knowles partnered Nestor once again, and won the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup. It was a fitting end for one of the most Successful Doubles teams to ever play the game. They defeated Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle 6–3, 6–2 to take their first Tennis Masters Cup title.[2] This team doesn't plan to play with each other again. Nestor opted to be with Zimonjic instead because he wanted a partner with a big serve considering that shorter rallies would be more suitable for his aging. It was reported in the New York Times that "on the tour, it’s known that they (Nestor and Zimonjic) joined up, after years in the Top 5 with other partners, specifically to usurp the Bryans."[3]

In 2008, Nestor and Zimonjić won the Hamburg Masters and Queen's Club Championships. They reached the final of the French Open, Indian Wells Masters and Rome Masters. He captured the 2008 Wimbledon title for the first time, winning 7–6, 6–7, 6–3, 6–3 over Jonas Björkman and Kevin Ullyett. Thus he managed to win a career Golden Slam. In 2009 they won the Wimbledon title again and won nine titles, losing in the last tournament of the year twice, giving the Bryans no.1 An Australian Open Runner Up with Zimonjic, they bumped back up to No.1, making up for an embarrassing past two years at the tournament.

At the 2009 US Open, Nestor was fined US$5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct towards some fans who were rooting for his quarterfinal opponents by cheering at Nestor's team unforced errors. [4]

Personal

His Serbian parents moved to Canada short of his 4th birthday in 1976 and settled in Toronto where he attended Northview Heights Secondary School due to a special sports program known as APGA ( Academic program for gifted athletes). In July 2005 Nestor married Natasha Gavrilovic, his girlfriend of two years. They welcomed their first daughter, Tiana Alexis, on December 15, 2008, only two weeks after his doubles partner Zimonjić and his wife had twins.[5] The couple now resides in the Bahamas.

Grand Slam Doubles

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Australian Open

French Open

Wimbledon

U.S. Open

  • Doubles champion: 2004 (d. Paes/Rikl)
  • Doubles finalist: 1998 (l. to Stolle/Suk)
  • Mixed Doubles finalist: 2003 (w/Krasnoroutskaya; l. to Katarina Srebotnik & Bob Bryan)

Titles (66)

Legend
Grand Slam (5)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (2)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (23)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (14)
Olympic Gold (1)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (21)
Titles by surface
Hard (39)
Clay (15)
Grass (8)
Carpet (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in final Score in final
1. September 19, 1994 Bogotá, Colombia Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Luke Jensen
United States Murphy Jensen
6–4, 7–6
2. August 21, 1995 Indianapolis, U.S. (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Scott Davis
United States Todd Martin
6–3, 7–5
3. January 8, 1996 Doha, Qatar (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–3
4. February 26, 1996 Memphis, USA (1) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
5. May 13, 1996 Hamburg, Germany (1) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
6–4, 7–6
6. August 12, 1996 Cincinnati, USA (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–2, 7–5
7. March 17, 1997 Indian Wells, USA (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Mark Philippoussis
Australia Patrick Rafter
7–5, 6–4
8. May 19, 1997 Rome, Italy (1) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Alex O'Brien
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
9. April 20, 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard Canada Sébastien Lareau France Olivier Delaître
Italy Stefano Pescosolido
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
10. August 17, 1998 Cincinnati, USA (2) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
11. January 18, 1999 Sydney, Australia (1) Hard Canada Sébastien Lareau United States Patrick Galbraith
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–4
12. October 11, 1999 Shanghai, China Hard Canada Sébastien Lareau Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7–5, 6–3
13. August 7, 2000 Toronto, Canada (1) Hard Canada Sébastien Lareau Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
6–3, 7–6(3)
14. October 2, 2000 Sydney Olympics, Australia Hard Canada Sébastien Lareau Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(2)
15. November 13, 2000 St. Petersburg, Russia (1) Hard (i) Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett Japan Thomas Shimada
South Africa Myles Wakefield
7–6(5), 7–5
16. November 27, 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–2
17. January 8, 2001 Doha, Qatar (2) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Spain Juan Balcells
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
6–3, 6–1
18. January 15, 2001 Sydney, Australia (2) Hard Australia Sandon Stolle Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
2–6, 7–6(4), 7–6(5)
19. June 18, 2001 Halle, Germany Grass Australia Sandon Stolle Belarus Max Mirnyi
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–4, 6–7(5), 6–1
20. October 15, 2001 Lyon, France Carpet Serbia Nenad Zimonjić France Arnaud Clément
France Sébastien Grosjean
6–1, 6–2
21. January 28, 2002 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–6(4), 6–3
22. March 4, 2002 Dubai, UAE Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Sandon Stolle
3–6, 6–3, [13-11]
23. March 18, 2002 Indian Wells, USA (2) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Switzerland Roger Federer
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4
24. April 1, 2002 Miami, USA Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Donald Johnson
United States Jared Palmer
4–6, 7–6(6), 6–2
25. August 19, 2002 Indianapolis, USA (2) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–6(3), 6–4
26. October 21, 2002 Madrid, Spain (1) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–3
27. February 24, 2003 Memphis, USA (2) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 7–6(3)
28. March 3, 2003 Acapulco, Mexico Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Spain David Ferrer
Spain Fernando Vicente
6–3, 6–3
29. April 28, 2003 Houston, USA (1) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Graydon Oliver
6–4, 6–3
30. May 19, 2003 Hamburg, Germany (2) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4
31. June 16, 2003 London, England (1) Grass The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–4
32. October 27, 2003 Basel, Switzerland (1) Carpet The Bahamas Mark Knowles Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
6–4, 6–2
33. March 1, 2004 Marseille, France Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
7–5, 6–3
34. May 3, 2004 Barcelona, Spain (1) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–3, 6–2
35. August 9, 2004 Cincinnati, USA (3) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6(5), 6–3
36. September 13, 2004 U.S. Open, New York Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Leander Paes
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 6–3
37. October 25, 2004 Madrid, Spain (2) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–3, 6–4
38. March 21, 2005 Indian Wells, USA (3) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–6(6), 7–6(2)
39. April 25, 2005 Houston, USA (2) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Argentina Martín García
Peru Luis Horna
6–3, 6–4
40. October 17, 2005 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
5–3, 5–4(2)
41. October 24, 2005 Madrid, Spain (3) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles India Leander Paes
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
42. February 6, 2006 Delray Beach, USA Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles South Africa Chris Haggard
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–2, 6–3
43. March 20, 2006 Indian Wells, USA (4) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
44. May 1, 2006 Barcelona, Spain (2) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–7(5), 6–3, [10-5]
45. May 15, 2006 Rome, Italy (2) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 6–4, [10-6]
46. October 30, 2006 Basel, Switzerland (2) Carpet The Bahamas Mark Knowles Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
4–6, 6–4, [10-8]
47. June 11, 2007 French Open, Paris Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
48. June 17, 2007 London, England (2) Grass The Bahamas Mark Knowles United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(4), 7–5
49. October 28, 2007 St. Petersburg, Russia (2) Carpet Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Austria Jürgen Melzer
Australia Todd Perry
6–1, 7–6(3)
50. November 18, 2007 Shanghai, China (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Sweden Simon Aspelin
Austria Julian Knowle
6–2, 6–3
51. May 18, 2008 Hamburg, Germany (3) Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 5–7, [10-8]
52. June 15, 2008 London, England (3) Grass Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 7–6(3)
53. July 5, 2008 Wimbledon, England (1) Grass Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Sweden Jonas Björkman
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(12), 6–7(3), 6–3, 6–3
54. July 27, 2008 Toronto, Canada (2) Hard Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 4–6, [10-6]
55. November 16, 2008 Shanghai, China (2) Hard Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(3), 6–2
56. February 15, 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands(1) Hard (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
6–2, 7–5
57. April 19, 2009 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–1
58. April 26, 2009 Barcelona, Spain (3) Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–3, 7–6(9)
59. May 3, 2009 Rome, Italy (3) Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6, 6–3
60. May 17, 2009 Madrid, Spain (4) Clay Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Sweden Simon Aspelin
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–4, 6–4
61. July 4, 2009 Wimbledon, England (2) Grass Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7), 6–7(3), 7–6(3), 6–3
62. August 23, 2009 Cincinnati, USA (4) Hard Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–6(2), [15-13]
63. November 8, 2009 Basel, Switzerland (3) Hard (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–2, 6–3
64. November 15, 2009 Paris, France Hard (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Tommy Robredo
6–3, 6–4
65. January 16, 2010 Sydney, Australia (3) Hard Serbia Nenad Zimonjić United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–3, 7–6(5)
66. February 14, 2010 Rotterdam, Netherlands (2) Hard (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjić Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
6–4, 4–6, [10-7]

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A QF F QF QF 1R 2R A QF W F QF 1R 1R SF QF 2R F 1 / 16 45–15
French Open A A A A A A A 2R 2R F 2R QF 3R F 3R QF SF 2R W F SF 1 / 14 43–12
Wimbledon A A A LQ LQ 1R SF 3R 3R 3R SF QF 2R F QF SF A SF QF W W 2 / 15 48–13
U.S. Open A A A A A 2R QF 1R 3R F 1R QF 3R QF SF W 1R 3R QF 3R QF 1 / 16 38–15
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 0 5 / 61 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–3 12–3 6–4 7–4 12–4 5–3 9–3 8–4 19–3 14–4 16–3 4–3 7–4 16–3 16–3 14–3 5–1 N/A 174–55
Olympics
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held W Not Held 2R Not Held 1R Not Held 1 / 4 7–3
Year End Championships
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A RR RR RR F A A A NH SF SF RR F W W RR 2 / 11 23–18
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A LQ 2R 1R W 2R 2R A 1R W QF SF W W 1R F 1R 4 / 14 30–10
Miami NME A A A A 1R QF SF F SF 2R A 2R W QF SF SF 1R QF 1R 1R 1 / 15 27–14
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A A QF 2R SF QF 2R 2R 2R W 1 / 8 9–7
Rome NME A A A A A 1R 1R W A QF 1R F QF QF QF QF W SF F W 3 / 14 29–11
Madrid NME A A A A A 1R 1R QF 1R A 2R QF W QF W W F 2R QF W 4 / 14 23–10
Canada NME 1R 1R 1R QF SF 2R F 1R QF 2R W 1R F 2R SF QF SF QF W SF 2 / 20 31–18
Cincinnati NME A A A A A F W QF W SF SF 1R QF SF W SF QF QF SF W 4 / 15 36–11
Shanghai Not Held 2R 0 / 1 0–1
Paris NME A A A A A QF QF QF SF SF F SF QF SF QF F QF F 2R W 1 / 15 28–14
Hamburg NME A A A A A 1R W 1R A QF 2R F QF W QF QF F 1R W NME 3 / 13 25–10
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 8 2 / 8 2 / 8 1 / 6 0 / 7 1 / 6 0 / 8 3 / 9 1 / 9 2 / 9 2 / 9 2 / 9 0 / 9 2 / 9 5 / 9 0 / 0 23 / 129 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 9–8 15–6 17–6 13–5 8–7 12–5 11–8 26–6 13–8 21–7 21–7 19–7 9–9 18–7 21–4 0–0 N/A 238–105
Year End Ranking
Ranking 739 510 389 285 117 75 10 11 18 7 27 13 10 2 7 1 8 5 3 1 3 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = not held
NME = not Masters Series
LQ = lost in the qualifying draw

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