A Tryst with Triumph: Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters


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Rolex Monte Carlo SeriesWhen the most exemplary players congregate to face off against each other it is bound to be a riveting match. Rolex has a proud tradition of sponsoring sporting events that promote excellence and propound the ideals of sportsmanship. The Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters is an annual event sponsored by Rolex and is held in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France for the foremost male players in the world of tennis. A part of the ATP Masters Series this annual tournament takes place between the months of April and May. From the first tournament that was held in 1897 to an open event from 1969 onwards, exceptional tennis players from around the globe come to prove their mettle at the clay court of the Monte-Carlo Masters Series. Unlike the other ATP world tour masters 1000 tournaments, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Series doesn’t have a mandatory player commitment, a change that came with the alterations brought by the ATP professionals in 2007.

 Daniel Nestor and Nenad ZimonjicThe 2009 edition of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Series saw some stunning display of talent and while the world watched in awe as the ball hurtled across the court, exceptionally skilled players focused on returning the ball back with an equally powerful smash. In the doubles match the Serbian-Canadian player from Toronto, the 36 year old Daniel Nestor teamed up with Nenad Zimonjic and in an astounding display of talent beat the top seeded Bob and Mike Bryan in just 48 minutes to claim their second ATP world tour title. Daniel Nestor has over 60 men’s doubles titles under his belt that includes a gold medal at the 2000 summer Olympics, four Grand Slam men’s doubles title and the Tennis Masters Cup. This remarkable tennis player attended the Earl Haig Secondary School as a part of the gifted athletes program and imbibed more than the training given their to symbolize the quintessence of a true sportsman.

Daniel NestorComing into limelight after beating Stefan Edberg in a riveting match Daniel Nestor has been a part of Canada’s Davis Cup squad from 1992. He won his first doubles title in 1994 in Bogotá, Colombia along with partner Knowles defeating Luke and Murphy Jensen, who were the French Open champions. Clinching the Wimbledon title for the first time in 2008 after beating Jonas Björkman and Kevin Ullyett, Daniel Nestor was finally able to complete his career Golden Slam.

At the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Series this year Daniel Nestor played exceptionally and proved to the world why he truly deserved to win the doubles title. Powerful serves, incredible backhands, tremendous smashes and fluid footwork along with unwavering support to his team mate, Daniel Nestor set a new standard in double’s tennis. Rolex proudly celebrates the triumph of the Daniel Nestor and his partner Nenad Zimonjic who showed the world the potentiality of focus, dedication, trust and sportsmanship. In its long history Rolex has continually followed the path of ground breaking ingenuity with the utmost amount of passion and devotion. While maintaining the highest standards and adhering to the strictest guidelines in order to attain absolute perfection Rolex has constantly supported the cause of exceptionally brilliant players that have the urge to go beyond the ordinary and become more than just legends.

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