Montreal – final

(1)Novak Djokovic d. (6)Mardy Fish    6-2, 3-6, 6-4   (2:23 h)

Traditionally, Fish lost a final of a big tournament in the final set (four ‘1-2’ defeats in ‘Masters 1000’ events and one ‘2-3’ at the Olympics). It seemed that Djokovic was on a right track to get another straight sets victory. After taking the 1st set easily, he led 2:1* (30/0) in the 2nd set when Fish began to play his best tennis winning 6 out of the next 7 games! A hope of the biggest triumph of his career virtually disappeared as he lost the serve to ‘love’ with an overhand error from the baseline in the 5th game of the final set. Djokovic held reliably the next three service games to notch the 53rd season victory with a service winner, albeit Fish saved a triple match point in the last game and played an open rally at ‘deuce’ – made a forehand error. D’Joke has improved H2H against Fish to 7-0 (8-0 counting their Hopman Cup match), and becomes the first man in the history of ‘Masters 1000’ to win 5 titles within a season (his 27th title overall). He joins ‘Fedal’ in ‘Masters’ double digits #. “It was a close match, for sure,” Djokovic said, “A couple of points, one good return game in the third set, decided the winner. But it’s a final. I knew that he is not going to give me the match and the win. I knew that I have to fight for it. Up to the last moment, you didn’t really know who is going to win. But I believed I could do it. I had composure when I needed to. I think that was decisive.”

Doubles final:
(4)M.Llodra/N.Zimonjic d. (1)B.Bryan/M.Bryan 6-4, 6-7(5), [10-5]

# Record of finals in the ‘Masters 1000’ events among active players:
19-9 Rafael Nadal
17-12 Roger Federer
10-6 Novak Djokovic
6-1 Andy Murray
5-4 Andy Roddick
4-2 Juan Carlos Ferrero
3-0 Nikolay Davydenko
2-5 Lleyton Hewitt
2-4 David Nalbandian
1-3 Ivan Ljubicic
1-1 Tommy Haas, Tomas Berdych
1-0 Tommy Robredo, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Robin Soderling
0-4 Mardy Fish
0-2 Radek Stepanek, Richard Gasquet, James Blake, Fernando Gonzalez, Gael Monfils, David Ferrer
0-1 Nicolas Massu, Rainer Schuettler, Stanislas Wawrinka, Gilles Simon, Juan Martin del Potro, Fernando Verdasco
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4 Responses to Montreal – final

  1. David says:

    Hola, otra vez
    Cuando hago estadísticas sobre Masters Series (títulos, victorias, finales…), debería contar los Grand Prix Championship Series (
    ¿Cuál es tu opinión?

  2. Wanaro Evernden says:

    Amazing ! He start for an another streak.

    This monday for the first time, 4 french in the top 15 !

  3. Voo de Mar says:

    I think two of them (Monfils, Tsonga) may play at the ATP World Tour Finals.

  4. Wanaro Evernden says:

    I hope so ! Monfils for the first time but i think Tsonga have more chance to go there. Little chance for Simon and i don’t believe in Gasquet.

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