Djokovic retains Toronto title with easy final win over Gasquet

Former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic retained his Rogers Cup title in Toronto by defeating French 14th seed Richard Gasquet 6-3 6-2.

The Serb, who lost his position at the top of the world rankings following Roger Federer’s Wimbledon triumph, did not drop a set during the defense of the championship he won during his dominant 2011 season.

The five-time major winner took advantage of all three break points he earned during the match to wrap up victory in just over an hour.

Djokovic was pleased to have bounced back after a disappointing loss to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the recent bronze medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Having also won the Rogers Cup title in 2007, Djokovic became only the third Open era player to win the event at least three times, following in the footsteps of Ivan Lendl and Andre Agassi.

In the women’s draw, Li Na ensured she will return to the top 10 of the world rankings by coming back from 5-1 down in the final set to beat Lucie Safarova 3-6 6-3 7-5.

China’s 2011 French Open champion will play Safarova’s compatriot Petra Kvitova in Monday’s final, after last year’s Wimbledon winner defeated former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.

 

 

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