Tennis Hall of Fame nominates 12-time Slam doubles champion Daniel Nestor for Class of 2023
Daniel Nestor is among the nominees for the 2023 of the Tennis Hall of Fame in the ‘player’ category.
The Canadian, 50, won the Career Grand Slam in men’s doubles with eight titles overall. He won a further four Majors in mixed doubles, one at Wimbledon and three at the Australian Open, including his most recent in 2014 won aged 41.
“It is overwhelming for me to be mentioned in the same breath as the best players of all time,” Nestor said of the news. “I have a tremendous appreciation to God, my family, friends, coaches and partners who have helped me achieve this nomination.
“Congratulations to the other nominees listed on the 2023 ballot, all of whom have enjoyed incredible careers in the sport.”
Others nominated include 2003 French Open champion and former world number Juan Carlos Ferrero, now coach to Carlos Alcaraz, and 1998 French Open winner and former world number one Carlos Moya. An official voting group comprised of tennis journalists, historians and inductees to the Tennis Hall of Fame, along with a fan vote, will determine who makes it from the 2023 ballot.
Nestor first became number one in doubles in August 2002. He accumulated 108, just over two years, in the top spot. On top of his Slam crowns Nestor won the tour finals four times with three different partners. He also won Olympic doubles gold for Canada at Sydney 2000 alongside Sébastian Lareau. He only retired in 2018 after turning 46.
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