Daniel Nestor ,former No.1⃣ in doubles, 9⃣1⃣ titles holder, 1⃣2⃣xGrand Slam 🏆, Olympic 🥇, 4⃣xTour Finals champ inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame.He’s the last left-handed male player who completed the career Grand Slam in men’s doubles & the only 1⃣🇨🇦🎾player who achieved this feat!
You are touched by the spirit of the place as you watch the video below and relive the wonderful, human touching moments that the three new members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame , Mary Pierce, Li Na and Yevgeny Kafelnikov have given us during the first nighttime ceremony in Newport!
They both were keen players, competed at Grand Slams and other tournaments. As well as celebrating their birthdays on the same day, July 24! They were the 2⃣ of the greatest tennis contributors of all-time. The 🇬🇧 Arthur Wallis Myers was one of the leading tennis writers of 1⃣st half of 20th century. He was . . .
Yevgeny Kafelnikov was the 1⃣st man who beat Roger Federer on 3⃣ different surfaces (carpet, grass, hard) on 3⃣ consecutive times. 1999 Rotterdam, 2000 Wimbledon, 2000 Stuttgart His record vs Federer is 4⃣-2⃣!
As of today, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, this year Tennis Hall of Fame inductee, is the LAST man who won a singles + doubles titles on the same Grand Slam! He completed this feat in 1996, he beat Michael Stich in singles, and with Daniel Vacek bt Guy Forget and Jakob Hlasek.
2⃣ Tennis Hall of Fame inductees of ’19 – Li Na and Mary Pierce – played once during their career! This was Mary Pierce ‘s last Grand Slam match ( US Open in 2006). Li Na won that match!
In 6⃣5⃣ years of the Tennis Hall of Fame, this is 1⃣st time that all of 3⃣ inductees (Yevgeny Kafelnikov , Li Na, Mary Pierce ) are multiple singles champs and won the same Slams ( Australian Open and Roland Garros ).