Djokovic Beats Nishikori To Win Fourth Rodgers Cup
The top seed, Novak Djokovic won his fourth Rodgers Cup title, after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5, after a short delay, due to rain.
The Serbian tennis star won the hardcourt event in 2007, 2011 and 2012. Ivan Lendl holds the record for highest titles, with six to his name.
The 29-year-old has seven victories this year and 66 overall, a record 30 in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events such as the Canadian stop. He has 12 Grand Slam titles, winning this year in Australia and France.
”After Grand Slams, these are the biggest events we have in the sport of tennis,” he said. ”Naturally, I’m going to be very disciplined, committed, and focused on doing well.”
Djokovic won his last nine matches against Nishikori and leads the series 10-2.
”I had too many unforced errors especially during important points,” Nishikori said. ”He was returning really well today, I think. I was hitting some good first serves, but he was making returns in deep.”