Fresh off his 90th career title and second title of the season in Washington this past weekend, Daniel Nestor has arrived home in Toronto and is ready for his 28th appearance at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.
He is the only player to have competed in one tournament for that many years IN A ROW. The 43-year-old, now ranked world No. 8, is an iron man on the tennis courts. Earlier this season, he clinched his 1,000th match victory.
In Toronto, he is partnered up with Vasek Pospisil, who he will also play alongside at the Rio Olympics. The two, who last shared the court in Canada’s Davis Cup World Group first-round win over Japan last year, have plenty of chemistry together.
Seeded No. 6, they have a first-round bye and will face Nick Kyrgios and Jack Sock in the second round.
Daniel Nestor by the numbers:
90: Number of ATP World Tour titles – 3rd on the all-time doubles list
1,023: Number of ATP match wins – only the fourth player to hit 1,000 behind Roger Federer, Jimmy Conners, and Ivan Lendl
2: Rogers Cup titles (2000 with Sebastien Lareau and 2008 with Nenad Zimonjic)
45-25: His record at Rogers Cup
43 years, 10 months: His current age, making him the fourth-oldest player to win an ATP title (John McEnroe at 47 is the oldest – Nestor’s a got a few years to go yet to best that one!)
108: Weeks at world No. 1
8: Number of men’s doubles Grand Slams
4: Number of mixed doubles Grand Slams
1: Number of Olympic golds (2000 Sydney men’s doubles with Sebastien Lareau)
Nestor will kick off his 28th Rogers Cup campaign on Thursday, in front of a cheering crowd of Canadian tennis fans. A finalist in 2015, he’ll be aiming to go one step further this year.