Djokovic bests Nishikori to win fourth Rogers Cup

Jul 31, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, Canada;   Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds up the champions trophy after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan to win the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
August 3, 2016

Novak Djokovic came to Toronto this week with some dents in his armour, fresh off a surprising third-round elimination from Wimbledon. He left with his fourth Rogers Cup trophy.

The Serbian world No. 1 looked once again like the unbeatable man with no weaknesses to exploit, as he bested speedy and athletic world No. 6 Kei Nishikori in Sunday’s final, 6-3, 7-5.

The title in Toronto pushes Djokovic past current stars Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, and former champ Andre Agassi, who each won the Canadian tournament three times. In the Open era, Djokovic trails only Ivan Lendl, who won the Canadian event six times.

That makes seven titles for Djokovic this calendar year, including both the Australian and French Opens. Toronto’s victory now makes 11 titles in his past 15 ATP Masters 1000 appearances, all of which have been earned during his run of 108 straight weeks atop the ATP world rankings.

Courtesy-The Globe and Mail

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