Nestor named to the Order of Canada
Nice write-up from the ATP
"[I'm] definitely a little bit surprised," said Nestor, who was born in Belgrade and emigrated to Canada at age four. "It’s one of the greatest honours you can achieve as a Canadian. For me, I’m very proud. I wasn’t born in Canada but something I’ve realised playing the tour and travelling so much is how appreciative I am to be Canadian and the great opportunity the country has given me. It’s a great honour for me."
Since turning pro in 1991, Nestor has won 71 doubles titles – tops among active players – including all the major titles: the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, the four Grand Slams, all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, and the Olympic gold medal.
Off the court, he has raised more than $700,000 through his annual charity event, with proceeds from his 2010 benefit going towards Tennis Canada’s Go For Gold Program and the North York General Hospital.