Canadian tennis star Daniel Nestor is on the verge of history.
If he wins a doubles match on Wednesday with partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin, he will become the first player in modern tennis to win 1,000 doubles matches.
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At the Paris Masters tournament (fittingly, a 1000-level tournament – the most high profile after the Grand Slams), Nestor and his French partner take on Juean-Julier Rojer (Netherlands) and Horia Tecau (Romania).
The Canada-France partnership is a recent one. Nestor continues to be in the market for a permanent partner, while Roger-Vasselin’s usual collaborator, his compatriot Julien Benneteau is injured.
Nestor, 43, is an Olympic champion. He won Canada’s only tennis medal at Sydney 2000 with teammate Sebastien Lareau. Over his 24-year career, Nestor has won a total of 88 ATP World Tour and Grand Slam titles.
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A win on Wednesday would not only give Nestor the 1,000-win milestone, it would also send him and Roger-Vasselin to the quarterfinals in Paris.