Rafael Nadal wins 5th Roger Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev

first_img“I played a solid match, my best match of the week so far without a doubt,” Nadal said. “I did a lot of things well — changing directions, changing rhythms.”The second-ranked Spanish star won his 83rd singles title and third of the year, following clay victories in Rome and at the French Open. He extended his tour record for Masters 1000 titles to 35, two more than top-ranked Novak Djokovic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“He was playing very well during the whole week. So for me, it was important in the beginning that he doesn’t take advantage, because finals are always a little bit more difficult for everyone,” Nadal said. “I’ve played a lot of these. I know beginnings can be tricky, especially against a great player like him but especially when a player like him is playing with a lot of confidence like he was playing during the whole week.”Medvedev, from Russia, was seeded eighth. The match was his first against Nadal. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Serena Williams retires due to injury as Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers Cup Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I knew how it’s going to be,” Medvedev said. “I was kind of ready for it. Then didn’t manage to probably show my best tennis, but at the same time Rafa was incredible today. I need to see the match on the TV to say for sure, but congrats to him. I need to do better next time.”Nadal had a walkover in the semifinals Saturday when Gael Monfils withdrew because of an ankle injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL — Rafael Nadal won his fifth Rogers Cup title, beating Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 on in just 70 minutes Sunday at breezy IGA Stadium.The 33-year-old Nadal won the event for the third time in Montreal. The first came in 2005 at age 19 over Andre Agassi, and the second in 2013. Nadal won in Toronto in 2008 and 2018.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 MOST READ View commentslast_img read more