It took just 54 minutes Sunday for 42-year-old Daniel Nestor and new partner Édouard Roger-Vasselin to secure their first title together, the Masters 1000 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
The 6-2, 6-2 victory over No. 6 seeds Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Marcin Matkowski of Poland was no contest; as poor a day as it was for Zimonjic (a longtime partner of Nestor's with whom he won multiple Grand Slam titles), that's how good a day Nestor and Roger-Vasselin enjoyed.
Daniel Nestor sat down with Peter Mansbridge at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club for CBC’s Mansbridge One on One. They discussed Daniel’s decorated career, with the host calling him the Wayne Gretzky of tennis.
Eight-time Grand Slam champion Daniel Nestor will be participating in his 47th Davis Cup tie in Canada’s World Group Play-off against Colombia, and we asked his teammates just how well they know the Canadian tennis legend. Find out how well they did by checking out our video here!
Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil pull out a five-setter vs. Japan to give Canada a 2-1 Davis Cup lead
Daniel Nestor has been playing Davis Cup for 23 years, nearly as long as partner Vasek Pospisil has been on this earth.
But that doesn’t mean he’s somehow immune to pressure.
Two fairly obscure Japanese players – Yasutaka Ushiyama, ranked No. 222 in doubles and Go Soeda, ranked No. 369 – gave the two past Wimbledon champions everything they could handle before Nestor and Pospisil finally prevailed 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to give Canada a 2-1 lead in its first-round World Group Davis Cup tie.
Canadian Daniel Nestor and India's Rohan Bopanna earned their second ATP Tour doubles title Saturday. Click here to view the full article
The players' lounge at the Citi Open tennis tournament in the American capital is glass-walled and offers an array of pastimes: day beds, desktop computers, Jenga, and in one corner, cornhole.
The beanbag-tossing game, a staple of professional tennis, helps fill tedious hours between practices, the gym and matches. Competitors stand eight metres from a rectangular box and loft beanbags into a grapefruit-sized target.
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The International Tennis Federation determined Thursday that the Canadian Davis Cup team will play Japan at home in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group. The official draw for the 2015 World Group was conducted Thursday evening from the ITF Annual General Meeting in Dubai. The first round ties will take place from March 6-8, 2015.
The tie will be a re-match of their first-round clash from earlier this year when Japan defeated a depleted Canadian squad 4-1 to reach the Davis Cup World Group quarter-finals for the first time in its history. Canada was missing its top two singles players in Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil due to injury. Because the two countries competed in Japan the last time they played, the 2015 first round will take place in Canada. The host city and venue will be determined at a later date. Japan holds a 6-0 record over Canada, with their previous meeting prior to 2014 coming back in 1938. Canada is the seeded team in this tie with a ranking of No. 9, while Japan is ranked No. 12.
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