MONTREAL – Top seed Rafa Nadal overwhelmed Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-0 to win his fifth Rogers Cup on Sunday in Montreal - the first time he has retained a title outside of clay.
The 33-year-old Spanish world number two dominated the eighth-seeded Medvedev in their first-ever meeting.
The Russian had not dropped a set in the tournament but was no match for Nadal, who saved a break point in his first game and confidently put away Medvedev who is 10 years his junior.
“He was playing very well during the whole week so for me it was important in the beginning that he not take advantage,” Nadal said in courtside interview.
“Then I think I played a very solid, best match of the week without a doubt.”
Nadal broke the Russian in the fourth game to go 3-1 up and dominated the remainder of the 70-minute match.