◼️ The Spaniard was established as the best in the world to liquidate the young feeling of the tournament.
Rafael Nadal cut the wings of the impetuous Stefanos Tsitsipas with a blowout on the court. The Greek came to raze four Top 10 players previously, but could not against the number 1, who won in two sets 6-2, 7-6 (4) to add his fourth title in the Masters 1000 of Canada and number 80 as a professional.
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The Iberian needed an hour 41 minutes to dispatch the great feeling of the tournament, who at only 19 years showed that he can soon fight to be in the foreground.
Rafa, 32, had an efficiency of 94% in his points earned from the first service and was able to solve two double faults committed to winning the Canadian Masters 1000 for the first time since 2013.
Tsitsipas resisted when Nadal had the guillotine ready. The Spanish served for the championship but the Greek broke for the first time in the game and extended a little more a Final that already had prepared the party for the best in the world.
It was so that the second set extended until the tie-break, where Rafa sealed his second victory in two Finals played against the Greek, in a match that reissued the Final of Barcelona, the only previous match between the two and in which Rafa won 6- 2 and 6-1.
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Tsitsipas had become the youngest player, right from Rafael Nadal in 2006, to win three Top 10 finishers in a row before defeating sixth seed Anderson in Seims, at the same time fourth seed in Toronto.