Rogers Cup Comes To A Close

Annual tennis tourney in Montreal witnesses new record.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Serbian tennis pro Novak Djokovic beat Mardy Fish in the Rogers Cup final two days ago, making him the first player to win five consecutive World Tour Masters 1000 titles in one season.

It's his second time winning in Montreal – he also took home the championship back in 2007.

“It’s definitely satisfying to win another title,” said Djokovic to the QMI Agency. “Mardy has been playing really well throughout the whole tournament and I think today he played a great match. I was lucky with a few shots in the third set to force a break.”

This year's Rogers Cup, which kicked off on August 5th, also saw Serena Williams move on to the finals and overtake fourth-seeded Belarus native Victoria Azarenka last Saturday night – she has been steadily climbing the ranks this year following a bad foot injury she suffered from last summer. She ended up winning the Cup, going on to beat Samantha Stosur 6-4 6-2. "I consider myself a favourite to just do what I can do best. If that means winning the US Open, obviously I want to," she said, as reported by BusinessDay. "I went through a lot of things physically, mentally and emotionally, and going through so much, I’m just taking it one day at a time and just going with it."

The Rogers Legends Cup took place at the same time as well, where seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe suffered a hamstring injury just prior to his match against Michael Chang.

More than 15,000 tennis fans showed up to the nine-day event.