Canada’s Daniel Nestor Says Win Or Lose, Davis Cup Semi Will Be A Highlight Of His Long Career

As they do almost every day of the 35 weeks Nestor is on the road, father and daughter shared the details of their days via Skype. Wednesday’s Photos of the day (Tiana) is very shy, Nestor said from Belgrade, where Canada will play Serbia this weekend in a Davis Cup semifinal. Shes one of those kids who, if shes somewhere for three hours, the last hour she comes into her own. The first two hours shes not being herself. She definitely needs some pushing and motivation to open up. Hopefully she comes around because I was like that too. If shes as shy as I was growing up, it will be tough for her. Technology, Nestor said, has made traveling easier. Its helped the father of two daughters Tiana will turn 5 in December, Bianca is 6 months old remain on the ATP tour, where hes claimed 81 mens doubles titles, including eight Grand Slams, in a pro career that has spanned more than two decades. Nestor is the oldest regular player on the tour, having turned 41 last week during his 21st consecutive U.S. Open appearance. Nestor, however, doesnt plan on walking away from the game just yet. And why would he when there are still so many reasons to play, including Canadas unprecedented recent performances on the international stage.

Canada face Belgrade barrier to make Davis Cup final

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Of all the ties you can play away, for a lot of our guys itas not all that bad to end up there.a Raonic is the man on whom they have built their campaign and the 22-year-old comes into the tie on a seven match Cup winning streak as he hopes to tame a potentially fatigued Djokovic after his exertions at the US Open. Canad also have one of the great doubles players in Nestor who is fourth on the ATP list of victories with 81 and has won all four Grand Slams as well as the Olympic gold. He will likely team up with Vasek Pospisil after their epic win against Italy in the last round and having reached the third round at the US Open. Serbia will turn to world number 21 Janko Tipsaravic as their second singles player while doubles number 11 Nenad Zimonjic and 144 ranked Dusan Lajovic complete Bogdan Obradovicas line-up. At Prague, Argentina need to overcome the jinx of being the only team to have lost all four of their finals and a poor record against their hosts. They were beaten by the Thomas Berdych-led Czech team at the same stage last year while their only victory in five meetings dates back to 2005 and a 5-0 sweep in Buenos Aires. Team skipper Martin Jaite will rue the absence of star man Juan Martin Del Potro which leaves Juan Monaco their highest-ranked player at 30 and he will be supported by Carlos Berlocq, Horacio Zeballos and Leonardo Mayer. Czech captain Jaroslav Navratil has been boosted by the form of Radek Stepanek who teamed up with Indiaas Leander Paes to lift the US Open doublesa crown and was the hero who took the decisive rubber in last yearas final against Spain. aWeare the favourite,a Berdych said. aWe play at home, we play on the surface which we like. We have our home crowd, which helps us a lot and we have the strongest team possible.