Ahead of the Olympic Games, Novak Djokovic defeated Kei Nishikori in straight sets and got back to winning streaks in the Rogers Cup final in Toronto, Canada.
- After a short rain delay, the Serbian Novak Djokovic beat Kei Nishikoriof Japan 6-3, 7-5 in straight sets. With this win, Djokovic entered the Rogers Cup leading the ATP money list with $8,476,566. He collected another $782,525 and 1000 ATP tour points.
- It is noted that he also won the hard court event already in 2007, 2011 and 2012.
What is Rogers Cup?
- The Canadian Open alias Rogers Cup presented by National Bank of Canda is an hard courts played annual tennis tournament held in Canada. The men’s competition is a Masters 1000 event on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour.
- The women’s competition is aPremier 5 tournament on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour.
- The events alternate from year to year between the cities ofMontreal and Toronto. In odd-numbered years, the men’s tournament is held in Montreal, while the women’s tournament is held in Toronto, and vice versa in even-numbered years.
Before 2011, they were held during separate weeks in the July–August period, now the two competitions are held during the same week in August. The Toronto tournament is held at the Aviva Centre and the Montreal tournament is held at the Uniprix Stadium.
Winners of 2016 Rogers Cup
|Men singles||Novak Djokovic defeated K. Nishikori|
|Women Singles||S. Halep defeated M. Keys|
|Men Doubles||I. Dodig and M. Melo defeated J. Murray and B. Soares|
|Women Doubles||E. Makarova and E. Vesnina defeated S. Halep and M. Niculescu|
Who is Novak Djokovic?
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
- He is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time and his coach is former Slovak tennis player Marián Vajda and former German tennis player and six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker.
- Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, the fourth most in history and has held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 210 weeks. In majors, Djokovic has won an all-time record six Australian Open titles
- He has also won three Wimbledon titles, two US Open titles and one French Open title.
- In 2016, he became the eighth player in history to achieve the Career Grand Slam; by winning the 2016 French Open,
- Djokovic became the third man to hold all four major titles at once.
- The first ever to do so on three different surfaces (hardcourt, clay, and grass) andit made him the sixth man to win grand slam singles titles on clay, grass and hard courts.