Olympic gold medalist and 12-time Grand Slam champion Daniel Nestor—who played his first Canadian Open in 1989—was honored before his final Rogers Cup with a roast and an induction into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame.
Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, John Isner and Vasek Pospisil all cracked jokes commemorating the 45-year-old Canadian's long and storied career.
"Eventually Father Time wins on everyone," Isner said. "But he's not just beating Nestor—he's got a kung-fu death grip on this guy. The end is near, man."
When all the jokes were said and done, things turned more emotional. Nestor ended the night by thanking his wife, "who deserves a gold medal for putting up with me."
"I really appreciate her. She's a great mom and a great wife and all of the above," he said.
Nestor, a 91-time doubles champion, is playing doubles the week with Pospisil, a fellow Canadian and former Wimbledon doubles champion. They face off in the first round against Marc and Feliciano Lopez.
Canada's September Davis Cup tie against the Netherlands is expected to be the final event of Nestor's career.