Another week, another week for the Spaniard Rafael Nadal! He won the 5th Rogers Cup and a record-extending 35th Masters title. We had earlier on predicted his win 2/1 to win the title in Montreal, and he didn’t let us down! However, it was not an easy win. Here is his route to the 2019 Rogers Cup title.
Second round - Rafael Nadal beat Daniel Evans
It was not as comfortable as he would have liked with Nadal having to come from 3-1 down in the opening set. As we had expected he raised his game and won the next four points of the tie-break. It wasn’t his best game, but it was still too strong for Evans! Final scores were 7-6 6-4.
Third Round – Rafael Nadal beat Guido Pella
Rafael Nadal has always done well against Guido Pella, and this match proved to be no different. In this match he was much more comfortable and he also got a lot more of this first serves in. Nadal eased to his 4th successive straight-sets victory over Guido Pella with a final score of 6-3 6-4.
Quarter-Final – Rafael Nadal beat Fabio Fognini
Despite the first set score line suggesting Nadal was comfortably outplayed, later Nadal raised his game bar and outdid his Italian opponent Fabio Fognini. Who also appeared to be injured all through the match. It wasn’t the best Nadal game, but he still managed to win as he does. The final score was 2-6 6-1 6-2
Semi-Final – Rafael Nadal beat Gael Monfils by Walkover
This was the ninth time in his career that Nadal received a walkover victory in the semi-finals. Te quarter-final match with Roberto Bautista-Agut took too much out of Gael, and he was forced to pull out ahead of this semi-final.
Final – Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev
Definitely his best performance in the tournament, this was like a piece of cake for Nadal. Nadal taught Medvedev a tennis lesson on Sunday, as the Spaniard cruised to the title in just 70 minutes. The final score was 6-3 6-0.