Daniel Nestor gets his 1000th ATP win
Sydney, Australia obviously suits Daniel Nestor. It is the city in which he and Sébastien Lareau won the Olympic doubles gold medal and it is also the place where Daniel finally got his 1000th win on the ATP tour.
To reach this milestone Daniel and partner Marcelo Melo of Brazil managed a fairly routine 6-4, 6-4 win over Leander Paes of India and Jérémy Chardy of France in the APIA International Sydney tournament.
Daniel had hoped to make than elusive win in 2015 but it wasn’t to be. Natasha Daniel’s wife commented, "He was talking about 999 a lot – 'I’m the first player to get to 999' – and he said 'it would be REALLY bad if I were to get injured or even die at this number,' "
Daniel took his wife and daughters to Australia so they could be present when he made the magic number of wins. Daniel is the first player to reach this milestone. The ATP tour web site has an interview with Daniel and his family which can be seen at
Daniel won his first doubles title in 1994 and her has won at least one title in every year to reach a grand total of 88 ATP titles, 8 Grand Slam titles and Olympic Gold. 2009 was his most prolific year in terms of titles. He won 9 that year.
Daniel has also reached 57 finals in which he didn’t take the title.
Congratulations Daniel – may you keep racking up the wins for the remainder of your professional career!!
Milos gets his first title of 2016.
It was a good start to the year for Canadian tennis.
Milos Raonic seemed in excellent form on the courts at Brisbane. And when it came to the final he looked as if 2016 might just be the year that he will regain his best form and nip at the heels of the top players. His supporters were not disappointed as he defeated Roger Federer in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) in the Brisbane International to rack up the 8th ATP World Tour Title of his career. In 2015 Milos reached the final of the Brisbane event and lost to Federer.
We hope this win will give Milos the confidence he will need to go deep into the draw at the Australian Open which is now underway. Go Milos!