Nadal cruises to Rogers Cup win
Rafael Nadal retained his Rogers Cup title as he overcame Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
For the first time in his illustrious career that has seen him win 18 Grand Slams, Nadal defended a non-clay title, as he beat his opponent 6-3 6-0 in just one hour 10 minutes in Montreal.
Eighth seed Medvedev missed a great opportunity to break Nadal in the opening game of the match but it went begging and from then on it was pretty much one-way traffic.
He was made to pay for his missed opportunity when he lost his serve as Spanish ace Nadal went 3-1 up before closing out the set as it went with serve.
The second set was a procession and Nadal was delighted to secure his 35th Masters 1,000 tournament win.
"I think I played a solid match. It was my best match of the week without a doubt," said 33-year-old. "It's so important to be back on hard courts and to win a big title. It's just about enjoying this one."
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