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Nestor© Getty Images464 of Nestor's wins came with Mark Knowles, including the '02 Australian Open title.

Fellow players pay tribute to Daniel Nestor for his 800th doubles win.

Mahesh Bhupathi: I have always believed that Danny was the best doubles player in the world… winning 800 matches on tour is a testimony to that.

Bob Bryan: I want to congratulate Daniel on another amazing milestone in his incredible career. There isn't anything Daniel hasn't accomplished and his consistent excellence and longevity is something that may never be repeated. I have tons of respect for Daniel as a player and also as a person. It has been an honor to spend the last 13 years traveling on the tour with him, and I wish him all the best for the years to come.

Mike Bryan: 800 wins is an unbelievable achievement and I want to congratulate Daniel on a tremendous career. He's achieved everything in the game of doubles and his success over so many years is not only a credit to his talent but his hard work and love for the game. We've had so many battles over the years and he is always gracious in victory or defeat. His continued great play toward the end of his career is inspiring.

Mark Knowles: It is a tremendous accomplishment, and is a reflection of his hard work and sacrifice that has allowed him to achieve so much success. I was fortunate to be on the winning side with Nesty for many of those wins! I am sure that he has many more victories in him. With his passion for the game, I can see him playing for another 10 years!

Sebastien Lareau: Considering all the years he's played, it's obvious that he is extremely dedicated. He had an amazing serve, amazing touch but what's really impressive is that he was able to play for such a long time and stay competitve for so long. His longevity is remarkable.
 
My best memory with him is the (2000) Olympics, those 10 days together in Sydney. The build up from our first match right until the end. The fact that the two of us decided to split with our partners to prepare for the year. Then Daniel was hurt and just started at Roland Garros and in spite of everything we managed, in three or four months, to get to the Olympics and play our top level. That was really exceptional. They were such an intense 10 days that we'll always be united together by the result we achieved.

Max Mirnyi: Honestly, partnering with Danny was a big surprise for me, given how well he's done with his previous partners.  Nevertheless, I am enjoying and absorbing every moment spent on and off the court with our game's great legend. The fire, the intensity and humor that Danny brings to every practice is second to none... tennis experience with him became new, fresh and exciting! I congratulate you, Buddy, on this incredible achievement and I am honored to be part of your team currently. Hopefully I can contribute to a few more wins on the board for you.

Nenad Zimonjic: It’s an unbelievable achievement. He is definitely one of the best doubles players in history… he’s won so many tournaments and everything really that is possible to win. He’s a great player. Over the years, he adapted with different styles. He’s still playing really well. I’m really happy for him. We played three years together… I can say I helped him with a couple of wins there during that time. Big congratulations to him!

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