Montreal: Rafael Nadal, the 'King of Clay' court, managed to make his presence felt on the hard-court as he defeated local favourite Milos Raonic in the Montreal Masters Rogers Cup here on Sunday. Nadal was upbeat after crushing Novak Djokovic on Saturday and came hard on the Canadian, beating him by 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour.
Nadal was ecstatic after this win as it was his third at Rogers Cup and his eighth ATP title this year. More importantly, he would be making a move on the rankings' table, climbing up to number three. Meanwhile, Raonic will also break into top-10 for the first time.Read More
Raonic was hardly a match for Nadal as the Spaniard managed to break him twice before sealing the opening set in just 32 minutes.
The second set saw a better display of tennis from Raonic as he managed to get three break points but failed to convert any. Nadal made the perfect use of the couple of chances he got for the double break and he went onto claim the title in 68th minute.