One of the greatest tennis players of all time Rafael Nadal cruised past Russian player Daniil Medvedev in the grand finale of Rogers Cup 2019 on Sunday. With this comfortable win, World No. 2 Spaniard added one more prestigious title on his name. Nadal thrashed World No. 9 Medvedev by 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday at ATP Montreal in men’s singles category. As a result, the Spanish star clinched his fifth Rogers Cup title this year. Nadal has now 35 ATP titles on his name after which he is leading the all-time ATP Masters 1000 title standings.
After his impressive win in Rogers Cup, the Spaniard is now gearing up for US Open 2019 starting from August 26th till September 8th. In order to prepare himself brilliantly for US open, he also pulled out his name from Cincinnati Masters for the second year in a row. This major victory in ATP Montreal will certainly help the tennis maestro to perform exceptionally well in US Open 2019.
On the other side in women’s singles category, Bianca Andreescu of Canada clinched the crown of Rogers Cup 2019 on her name after defeating tennis champion Serena Williams with the margin of 3-1 in first set. The American star Williams, unfortunately was ruled out of the game after playing first set against the teen challenger. She was forced to leave the court after suffering a painful upper back injury during the game.
The 19-year-old sensational player Andreescu expressed herself after the historic win by saying, “I’m speechless. I’m the first Canadian to win here since 1969. It’s a dream come true. I’ve had many, many tough matches, (but) I kept telling myself, ‘Never give up.’ I tried to look at it all as a challenge and not a setback”. While the teary-eyed Serena Williams knelt down by saying “I’m sorry I couldn’t do it today. I tried, but I couldn’t”. Though she praised Andreescu’s efforts after the match.
This was the second consecutive defeat for Serena Williams after the grand tournament of Wimbledon 2019 where she disappointingly lost to World No. 4 Simona Halep. The superstar Romanian player Simona Halep comfortably clinched the 6-2, 6-2 victory over Williams in the glorious Wimbledon finals.