Rafael Nadal has won the Rogers Cup for the fourth time after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final on Sunday.
The world number one, who was playing in his first ATP tournament since losing to Novak Djokovic during last month’s Wimbledon semi-finals, secured a 6-2 7-6 success to claim his third Masters 1000 title of the year.
The Spaniard’s victory was a relatively comfortable one, but he was quick to praise his opponent, as Tsitsipas had seen off the likes of Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Kevin Anderson to reach what was only his second ever ATP Tour final.
“He’s a great player and he has great potential,” Nadal told Sky Sports. “He’s brave, he’s young and he’s got the right energy so he has a great future.”
Nadal went on to confirm that he was pulling out of this week’s Cincinnati Masters following his exploits in Canada, as he wants to keep himself fresh for the US Open, which is due to get underway at the end of the month.
“No other reason than personally taking care of my body and trying to keep as healthy as I feel now,” Nadal revealed in a statement.
Despite Nadal’s absence there are still a number of top players competing in Cincinnati, including Andy Murray, who is priced at 1.33 to win his first round match against Lucas Pouille on Monday, while the Frenchman is available at 3.10.