Daniel Nestor looks to erase the nightmare from the Atlanta Olympics by
snatching a medal with partner Sebastien Lareau in men's doubles at the
Sydney Games. Nestor suffered an illness in 1996 which hampered his play.
He was eliminated early in both singles and in men's doubles with partner
Grant Connell of Vancouver.
One of the world's best doubles player, Nestor is a powerful server who
always hits the ball hard. He ended a successful partnership with Mark
Knowles of the Bahamas and joined Lareau in January. However, they did not
play until May at the French Open because Nestor underwent shoulder
surgery. He burst on the international stage when he upset world
number-one Stephan Edberg of Sweden in Davis Cup play in 1992. Nestor was
ranked 238th at the time.
Men's doubles: Sebastien Lareau, Boucherville, Que., and Daniel Nestor, Toronto, def. Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, Australia, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (2), won gold medal.
Men's doubles: Sebastien Lareau, Boucherville, Que., and Daniel Nestor, Toronto, def. David Adams and John-Laffnie De Jager, South Africa, 6-1, 6-2 in semifinals, advanced to final.
Men's doubles: Sebastien Lareau, Boucherville, Que., and Daniel Nestor, Toronto, def. Tommy Haas and David Princsmil, Germany, 6-0, 6-4 in quarter-final match, advanced to semifinals.
Men's doubles: Sebastien Lareau, Boucherville, Que., and Nestor def. Jimy Szmanski and Jose de Armas, Venezuela, 6-3, 6-4, in second-round, advanced to next round.
Men's singles: Daniel Nestor, Toronto, lost 7-6 (4), 6-3 to Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spain, in third round, eliminated.
Men's doubles: Lareau and Daniel Nestor, Toronto, def. Gustavo Kuerten and Jaime Oneins, Brazil, 6-1, 6-4, in second round, advanced to quarter-finals.
Men's singles: Daniel Nester, Toronto, def. Patrick Rafter, Australia, 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Men's singles: Daniel Nestor, Toronto, def. Barry Cowan, Britain, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 in first round, advanced to second round.
Nestor returns home with gold medal
Lareau and Nestor hold up their medals
Canadians on the podium
Nestor and Lareau celebrate
Daniel Nestor celebrates
Nestor and Lareau in the heat
Daniel Nestor and Sebastien Lareau
Daniel Nestor serves
Daniel Nestor & Sebastien Lareau win
Lareau & Nestor both go for a shot
Sebastien Lareau returns a shot
Nestor serves match point
Nestor waves to the crowd
Daniel Nestor serves
Daniel Nestor is one happy Canadian
Daniel Nestor in action
Nestor volleys at the net
Daniel Nestor lunges to return a shot
Daniel Nestor autographs a flag
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