Nadal Routs Medveded to win Montreal Masters

Rafael Nadal swept the last seven games in a 6-3, 6-0 rout of Daniil Medvedev on Sunday to win his 35th ATP Masters 1000 title in Montreal.

Nadal, defending the title he won last year in Toronto, needed just 70 minutes to add a fifth Canadian title to his staggering resume.

The Spanish superstar extended his record for Masters 1000 triumphs, and now has two more than Novak Djokovic’s 33.

He was well-rested after France’s Gael Monfils withdrew from their scheduled semifinal because of an ankle injury on Saturday.

And he breezed past Medvedev, a rising Russian star who had never before faced off against the 18-time Grand Slam champion.

Nadal took 40 minutes to win the opening set but raced through the second, Medvedev firing a backhand long on the top seed’s first match point.

Nadal has however pulled out of next week’s event in Cincinnati, citing fatigue.

But the tournament won’t be short of big names as world no 1 Novak Djokovic and Swiss superstar Roger Federer return to action having sat out the Rogers Cup.


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