Rafael Nadal too strong for Stefanos Tsitsipas in Rogers Cup final

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On Sunday, Nadal claimed his 33rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, earning a total of 80 career titles, after his victory in Toronto 6-2, 7-6 (4) against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, reports Efe.

The former world No 1 was dumped out of the Rogers Cup by Stefanos Tsitsipas but returned successfully, winning 6-4 7-6 against Johnson in the first round.

Tsitsipas picked up a mini-break in the first-set tiebreaker but Anderson stormed back to take six points in a row, helped in part by three misses from his opponent.

The Greek teenager, who turns 20 on Sunday's final day, defeated his third straight top 10 opponent at the tournament after knocking out Dominic Thiem in the second round and 13-time major victor Novak Djokovic in the third.

Nadal dominated in his only previous meeting with Tsitsipas, a straight sets win in the final of the Barcelona Open on the Spaniard's preferred surface of clay.

"I didn't even have this in my head", Tsitsipas said of reaching the final.

The young, ambitious tennis player said he "had a goal from when I was a child, I had dreams from young and I want to achieve all of them as an adult".

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"He never cracks", Tsitsipas said.

The Rogers Cup staff also organized a special cake for him in the player lounge. He will always grab you like a bulldog and he will always make you suffer on the court. 'This trophy means a lot after playing my first Masters 1000 final.

"He was [once] normal like all of us, and he managed to become this beast, this monster that he is today".

"You've got to keep it all in perspective, it's easier now for me to take time away. I'm excited about it and it's an opportunity for me to play a good match against one of the best players".

"The only thing you can have is a better chance to play better and to be prepared and be more fresh".

Konta, the 2017 quarterfinalist, saved a couple of match points but didn't salvage her lead against the Belarusian, who went on to seal the 24th WTA main draw win to her name in 2018 and join Buzarnescu for most three-set matches played in 2018 (20).

The Scot remained in the contest and forced a break point in the fourth game of the set after coming out on top of a memorable rally at 15-15. After that I accepted the situation, just fought back and tried to stay positive.

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