Nadal whips Raonic in Rogers Cup final
Montreal, QC – Rafael Nadal made short work of Milos Raonic to take the championship in Sunday's Rogers Cup final.
Nadal, the fourth seed, needed just 68 minutes to claim his eight title of 2013, posting a 6-2, 6-2 victory over his 22-year-old Canadian challenger.
The 27-year-old Spaniard improved to 4-0 lifetime against Raonic in their second meeting of the calendar year, and also upped his career finals record to 58-23. He also moved to 8-0 on hard courts this season, earned a neat $547,300 for his effort, and is expected to ascend to the World No. 3 spot when the new list is revealed on Monday.
Despite failing to become the first native son to win in Montreal since Robert Bedard in 1958, the 11th-seeded Raonic will have the additional respect accorded a Top 10 ranking -- the first ever for a Canadian.