13 Aug 2013

Rafa wins in Montreal

3:52 pm on 13 August 2013

The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal overpowered Canada's Milos Raonic 6-2 6-2 in the men's final of the Montreal Masters to boost his confidence ahead of the US Open, starting later this month.

Playing in his first tournament since his shock opening-round loss at Wimbledon, Nadal showed he was back to near his best, following up his semi-final win over Novak Djokovic by easily beating the dangerous Raonic in just over an hour.

The victory provided Nadal with his third win at the tournament and his eighth ATP title this year.

The Spaniard rises to three in the latest world rankings, while Raonic moves into the top 10 for the first time after becoming the first Canadian man in more than half a century to reach the Rogers Cup final.

Serena Williams crushed Romania's Sorana Cirstea in the women's final.