Daniel Nestor is one of the best doubles players ever. He has eight men’s doubles grand slams, four mixed doubles major titles, an Olympic Gold Medal, and won the Tour Finals four times.
Daniel recently built an online course for club players that we discuss in this episode, along with his incredibly successful career. Daniel shares what made his most successful doubles teammates so good, including a decade-long partnership with Mark Knowles. I also ask him what made the Bryan Brothers so tough, who he had a 29-30 record against… not bad 😉
After that, we discuss several technical, strategic, and mental doubles topics from his new course, Mastering Doubles with Daniel Nestor (15% off with coupon tennistribe15).
- How to serve & volley, a common half-volley mistake that I’m trying to fix on my backhand side
- Why serve placement is more important than power
- The mentality the server’s partner should have that most club-level players unfortunately don’t…
- When to return down the line
- Why it’s so important to write things down (get a notebook!)
At the end, Daniel shares his favorite tournament, tennis book, and what needs to happen to make doubles more popular.
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Interview Notes from this Podcast
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- Follow Daniel: Twitter | Instagram
- Check out his new course, Mastering Doubles with Daniel Nestor
- The course includes six modules on doubles with 41 lessons in total
- Daniel played with Mark Knowles for 10 years and they won three majors together
- He also won majors with Nenad Simonjic and Max Mirnyi
- The toughest opponents he played: The Bryan Brothers, The Woodies
- Tournament: Canadian Open, Wimbledon, Indian Wells
- Position on the Doubles Court: Server, Server’s partner
- Tennis Book: Open by Andre Agassi