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Rafael Nadal face-to-Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the men’s tournament of the Rogers Cup.
The Spanish Rafael Nadal won the pane men’s Rogers Cup on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a gain of 6-2, 7-6 (4) in front of the young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Nadal converted his first match ball during the tie-breaker to be crowned champions for the 33rd time. It was his fifth tour title at the ATP this year, and his fourth title at the Rogers Cup.
“If you had told me two weeks ago that I was going to win the tournament, I would not have believed it, supported Nadal. This is a very nice way to start the season on hard surface. To win in Toronto, it is so important. We did not win the Masters 1000 very often. This is a very important win for me and I am very happy. “
The athlete, 32-year-old had also won the title in Toronto in 2008 and Montreal in 2005 and in 2013.
Nadal served four aces in the young player, who has given him some trouble in the second inning. It is shown dominant by winning 94% of points on first service.
Tsitsipas, however, has not been able to find the solution in the face of his powerful opponent. Visibly frustrated at the result of the first round where nothing seemed to work, he was able to come back in the second set to tie the game 5-5, before losing the tiebreaker.
Tsitsipas has, however, shown what it was capable this week in Toronto. He defeated four players in the top 10 of the world in order to ensure its first-ever presence in the final in a tournament of the Masters 1000 of the ATP. He became the youngest player to do so since the inception of ATP in 1990.
He began his long week with a victory in front of Dominic Thiem, the seventh head of series. It has subsequently been dropped Novak Djokovic (9th), Alexander Zverev (2nd) and Kevin Anderson (4th).
A little earlier, the Finn Henri Kontinen and Australian John Peers have put their hands on the title double by winning 6-2, 6-7 (7), 10-6 in front of South African Raven Klaasen and new Zealand’s Michael Venus.