World number one Novak Djokovic put his Wimbledon disappointment in the rear view mirror as he defeated Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-5 to capture the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday (31 July).
In his first tournament since an upset third-round loss to Sam Querrey on the grass of Wimbledon four weeks ago, Djokovic returned to his winning ways and became the first four-time winner of the Rogers Cup.
“I’m just very pleased with the way I’ve played and with the way I feel so hopefully I can carry that in Rio,” Djokovic, who will represent Serbia in the upcoming Olympic Games, said on court after his win.
The 29-year-old seized the opening set in just over 30 minutes, and then had to dig deep during a spirited back and forth in the final stages of the hardcourt match.
The latest victory was a 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title for Djokovic, who also has 12 grand slam titles, including this year’s French Open and Australian Open.