Nadal spoils Greek’s Birthday party


World Number one Rafael Nadal ended Stefanos Tstisipas’s dream run by beating him 6-2,7-6 in the final of Toroto Masters.Tstisipas made history by becoming youngest player to beat 4 top 10 opponents en route to his final.He was celebrating his 20th Birthday on Sunday.However Nadal proved too hot to handle for the Greek sensation.

This is Nadal’s record extending 33rd Masters title and 4th in Canada.Moreover he lifted his first Masters title on hard courts since 2013.Numbers are growing for the Spaniard as he won his 80th career ATP title on Sunday joining exclusive club of Jimmy Conners,Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl who have one 80 or more titles.Out of those 80,Nadal has won 50 as Masters and Grand Slams combined.17 time Grand Slam winner  looks in better shape after his semifinal loss at Wimbledon.Nadal who pulled out of Cincinnati Masters looks in better shape for US Open starting in 2 weeks.
Shailesh Padhye