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Daniel Nestor CM

Country (sports)  Canada
Residence The Bahamas
Born (1972-09-04) September 4, 1972 (age 44)
Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Turned pro July 29, 1991
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $12,495,308
Singles
Career record 85–118 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 58 (August 23, 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1998, 1999, 2001)
French Open 1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 4R (1999)
US Open 2R (1995, 2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 1035–437 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 91 (3rd in the Open Era)
Highest ranking No. 1 (August 19, 2002)
Current ranking No. 16 (October 24, 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2002)
French Open W (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2009)
US Open W (2004)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)
Olympic Games Gold Medal (2000)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2007, 2011, 2014)
French Open F (2006, 2013)
Wimbledon W (2013)
US Open F (2003)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2013)

I'm pretty professional. I'm very aware when I'm not playing well and what I need to improve. I'm pretty motivated to fix things. There are guys out there who are not realistic; they don't like to take blame for certain things they don't do well. That's the nature of doubles sometimes: it's easy to find faults in your partner.
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Definitely the life and the camaraderie with the other players is something I appreciate a lot more now. I was very shy when I was younger and didn't always enjoy the lifestyle.
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Every time something happens, whether I've won the most or lost the most, there's always 'oldest' tied to it. It's not a surprise anymore.
Daniel Nestor
Guys are bigger, stronger, just like in singles, serving bigger, returning better, and more athletic for sure. I think from my standpoint, just spending more time in the gym has enabled me to hang in there.
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Wimbledon is the most prestigious tournament we have, and being able to win it with all the tradition, that's always been a dream of mine.
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My parents are proud to be Canadian, as I am. They had a lot to do with my success and sacrificed a lot over the years.
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The way I've approached my career, I've always tried to be pretty good at everything. I think if you ask players about my game, they would say I'm pretty good at everything, but I don't think they'd say I'm the best at certain things. Maybe that's my strength, not having a serious weakness or many weaknesses. I just try and be solid.
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Tennis Canada nominated me a few years ago, and I did some research into it and realized it's one of the biggest honours you can have as a Canadian. I've seen the list of the people, and it's pretty special.
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It's a lot of hard work, competing and not giving up. I think you get more appreciated the older you get.
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I definitely think the way the game is transforming, becoming more and more athletic, guys are great athletes out here and relying on the physical skills more than their tennis skills, almost, sometimes. So for that reason, matching up with some of these guys, I can't keep up.
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I've never been one to be too careful with my diet. If I really start watching what I eat, I'm already a thin guy – I just won't have any physical strength. I think I'll disappear if I don't eat what I need to eat or what I like to eat.
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