• Rogers Cup

Djokovic ends four-month title drought

ESPN staff
August 13, 2012
Novak Djokovic eased his way to glory © Getty Images

Novak Djokovic claimed his first ATP Tour title in four months as he defended his crown against Richard Gasquet at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday evening.

Djokovic has now won the event on three occasions, his first title in Canada coming in 2007. The triumph also sees Djokovic close the gap on current world No. 1 Roger Federer.

The top seed eased his way through the tournament, and the final proved no different as Djokovic brushed aside Gasquet 6-3 6-2. Indeed, Djokovic required a mere 61 minutes to defeat the Frenchman, playing near-flawless tennis en route to the 31st title of his career.

Launching three aces in the opening set, while breaking Gasquet on his only break point, Djokovic took his advantage into the second set, where he appeared unstoppable.

He dropped four points on serve in the second and dominated from the back of the court with an intelligent blend of heavy and sliced groundstrokes. Gasquet had no answers for the onslaught, and two more breaks of serve midway through the set allowed Djokovic to cruise to victory.

Djokovic has now won 12 Masters titles, and extends his phenomenal record in ATP Tour finals to 31 wins from 48 matches.

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