Canadian Tennis Success
After all, if winning the Wimbledon men's doubles competition for the second straight year doesn't do it, well, what would?
At 37, Nestor is still cooking along, waiting for the next generation of Canadian tennis talent to mature and begin to succeed on the international scene.
A positive sign in that regard occurred on the weekend when Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski, 17, became the first Canadian female to win the prestigious Orange Bowl junior tournament in Miami in 27 years. Carling Bassett-Seguso did it in 1982, and that turned out to be a springboard towards a solid pro career.
Dabrowski, ranked 48th in the world, defeated the world's top junior, France's Kristina Mladenovic, in the under-18 final by a 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 score. Dabrowski's victory was an encouraging result for Tennis Canada's centres of excellence program, which is seeking to develop more world-class players.