Daniel Mark Nestor is a Serbian-Canadian professional tennis player from Toronto. He was born on September 4, 1972 in Belgrade, Serbia. In 1976, when he was 4 years old, his family moved to Canada and settled in Toronto where he attended the Earl Haig Secondary School for gifted athletes. He turned professional in the year 1991, and became a member of the Canadian Davis Cup team in 1992.

He and Natasha Gavrilovic got married in 2005 and welcomed daughter Tiana Alexis in 2008. They are now currently residing in the Bahamas.

Born 4 Sep 1972
Nationality Serbia Serbia

In 1994, he and long time partner Mark Knowles of the Bahmas won their first doubles title defeating Luke and Murphy Jensen in Bogota, Colombia. The tandem reached the 1995 Australian Open finals, and then, the French Open and U.S. Open in 1998. Both were also in the finals in the French Open and Wimbledon in 2002 but only go the championship title in the Australian Open. In 2003, he and Knowles failed to defend their title in the Australian Open. In 2004, they won the title in the U.S. Open. By 2007, the duo then won the French Open championship title.

After the 2007 French Open, Nestor and Knowles parted ways. Nestor then partnered with Nenad Zimonjić of Serbia. He preferred to be with Zimonjić because of his ability to do big serves and shorter rallies, which is more beneficial for his age.

Nestor is currently the World’s No. 1 tennis player in the doubles category after the winning the Wimbledon finals in July 4, 2009 with partner Zimonjić.

User Comments

Reply to