Sunday, August 14, 2011

Novak Djokovic Is A Tennis Machine; Wins Rogers Cup, Sets Records

Today in Montreal, Novak Djokovic won yet another championship, defeating Mardy Fish to win the Rogers Cup.

Fish gave him a good fight, but ultimately Djokovic stepped up his game and won 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Here's some of the amazing things Djokovic did today by winning:

  • He's the first player EVER to capture five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Events in the same season; Besides Montreal, he won at Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, and Rome
  • He's won 9 out of 10 tournaments he's entered this year
  • He's the first overall top-ranked ATP player in the world to win the first tournament he played as #1 since Pete Sampras in 1993
  • He's now 53-1, undefeated on grass and hard court.
If Djokovic manages to win out the rest of the season (entirely possibe considering how well he's playing, and how badly his top rivals have been lately), he could end his year with around 90 victories and just one loss.  He would also have won all eight Masters 100 level tournaments which would be an accomplishment that would be impossible to beat. That would give him the greatest tennis season in the history of modern tennis.  

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