Nadal claims 33rd Masters 1000 title in Toronto

Stefano Tsitsipas beat four top ten players this week – Thiem, Djokovic, Zverev and Anderson – en route to his first Masters 1000 final, but he was no match for Rafael Nadal who dispatched him 6-2 7-6 on Sunday. It was the second final between the world number one and the young Greek, the two having met in the Barcelona final last April.

With this fifth title of the year after Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome and Roland Garros, Rafa joins Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl and Roger Federer in the “80 titles club”.

“It’s a great way to start the hard-court season. Winning in Toronto is so important. You don’t win Masters 1000s very often. It’s a very important victory for me and I’m very happy.”

Rogers Cup 2018

Rogers Cup 2018

Rogers Cup 2018

Rogers Cup 2018

Rogers Cup 2018

Rogers Cup 2018

Rogers Cup 2018

Photo credit: Toronto Events

Tsonga, Toronto 2014

What a week for Tsonga! He beat four top 10 opponents in four days: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer en route to his 11th ATP title.

Federer

Tsonga

Tsonga

Roger Federer
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Toronto Rogers Cup

Thanks a lot to Simon for sharing his brother’s pictures from Toronto!

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-2

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Novak Djokovic

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

David Ferrer defeats Ivan Dodig 1-6 6-3 6-2

David Ferrer and Ivan Dodig

Ivan Dodig
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Roger Federer’s road to the final

Roger Federer

Round Opponent Score
R1 BYE BYE
R2 Peter Polansky 6-2 6-0
R3 Marin Cilic 7-6 6-7 6-4
QF David Ferrer 6-3 4-6 6-3
SF Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-4
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s road to the final

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Round Opponent Score
R1 Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6 6-1
R2 Jérémy Chardy 7-6 6-4
R3 Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-2
QF Andy Murray 7-6 4-6 6-4
SF Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3
Roger Federer – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga head to head: 11-4
Year Tournament Surface Winner Score
2008 Madrid R16 Hard Federer 6-4 6-1
2009 Montreal QF Hard Tsonga 7-6 1-6 7-6
2010 Australian Open SF Hard Federer 6-2 6-3 6-2
2011 Doha SF Hard Federer 6-3 7-6
2011 Rome R32 Clay Federer 6-4 6-2
2011 Wimbledon QF Grass Tsonga 3-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-4
2011 Montreal R16 Hard Tsonga 7-6 4-6 6-1
2011 US Open QF Hard Federer 6-4 6-3 6-3
2011 Bercy F Hard Federer 6-1 7-6
2011 London Tour Finals RR Hard Federer 6-2 2-6 6-4
2011 London Tour Finals F Hard Federer 6-3 6-7 6-3
2012 Doha SF Hard Tsonga W/O
2013 Australian Open QF Hard Federer 7-6 4-6 7-6 3-6 6-3
2013 Roland Garros QF Clay Tsonga 7-5 6-3 6-3
2014 Australian Open R16 Hard Federer 6-3 7-5 6-4
2014 Monte Carlo QF Clay Federer 2-6 7-6 6-1

Who will win between Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga? Please share your thoughts.

Roger Federer

Enjoy some pictures of Djokovic, Murray and Federer practicing in Toronto this week (photo credit: Marianne)

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic survived a second round scare versus the unpredictable Gael Monfils, winning 6-2 6-7(4) 7-6(2) in two hours and 41 minutes. But he was easily dispatched 6-2 6-2 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga the next day.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo

Tsonga followed his big win over Djokovic with a hard fought 3-sets victory over Andy Murray, who has confirmed his “long-term” plan to continue to work with his French coach Amélie Mauresmo.

“We’ve agreed to work together and I think from both sides we’re willing to do what it takes to make it work long-term”

Andy Murray

Andy Murray

Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo

Andy Murray and Amélie Mauresmo

Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg

Roger Federer and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will battle for the Rogers Cup title later today.

Below a few pictures of one of Federer and his coach Stefan Edberg hitting session:

Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg

Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg

Edberg was officially elected into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame on Monday. Here are some pictures of the press conference, you can also watch the entire video of the ceremony on STE fans website

Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg

Stefan Edberg