Novak Djokovic wins second straight Rogers Cup title

By IndepthAfrica
In Sports
Aug 12th, 2012

Novak Djokovic won his second straight Rogers Cup title and third overall with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet of France on Sunday night.

It’s the top-seeded Serbian’s first title since winning the ATP Masters stop in Miami four months back and comes exactly a week after losing a bronze medal match at the London Games.

The victory came under clear skies at Rexall Centre after a week of frustrating rain disruptions that forced Djokovic, among other players, to play twice on Friday and late into Saturday night.

TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 11: Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return during his match against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia during the Rogers Cup Presented By National Bank at Rexall Centre at York University on August 11, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Despite the win, he will remain ranked second in the world behind Roger Federer, who pulled out the tournament because of a scheduling crunch with the Olympics.

Gasquet, the 14th seed at the tournament, was making his first Masters 1000 finals appearance since losing to Federer here in 2006.

American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, fresh off their Olympic gold medal, won the doubles title with a 6-1, 4-6 (12-10) victory over Spanish eighth-seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.AP

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