It’s almost ridiculous how many matches Novak Djokovic has won this season. Djokovic has now won his first title on his debut as the new world number one and has also become the first player to win five Masters 1000 events in one season. The Rogers Cup is also the ninth trophy the Serb has claimed this year. Nole is now 53-1 for the season with his only loss coming to Roger Federer in the semifinals at Roland Garros.
His latest victim was Mardy Fish who was rewarded for his efforts with a Rogers Cup runners up trophy and a career high ranking of number seven. Djokovic beat Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 having taken advantage of his opportunities while Fish was left to rue chances gone wanting.
“I felt like I had an opportunity today, I really did. I had a lot of chances in that first set, ended up losing 6-2 early. If you try to forget who you’re playing against, you’re just playing another player, maybe you can figure out a way to get a break or two there. I had a lot of shots early in that first set on my racquet that I’d like to have back.
It’s really hard to get to these spots in the first place, and I’ve lost four of them all in three sets. It’s really hard to take. I mean, just so much energy mentally and physically goes into going that far. I’ve never won one. I want it so badly. It hurts.”