Djokovic beats Nishikori in Rogers Cup final

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World number one Novak Djokovic put his Wimbledon disappointed in the rear view mirror as he defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 7-5 to capture the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday.

In his first tournament since an upset third round loss to Sam Querrey on the grass of Wimbledon four weeks ago, Djokovic returned to his winning ways and became the first four-time winner of the Rogers Cup.

The 29-year-old Serb seized the opening set in just over 30 minutes, and then had to dig deep during a spirited back and forth in the final stages of the hardcourt match.

The latest victory was a 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title for Djokovic, who also has 12 grand slam titles, including this year's French Open and Australian Open.

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FILE - In this Monday, July 8, 2013 file photo, Novak Djokovic, and Jelena Ristic arrive at a Gala dinner at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London, for the inaugural London fundraiser in aid of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. Novak Djokovic has tied the knot. The Wimbledon champion married his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Thursday, July 10 in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. Local media say the couple held a private ceremony, attended by family, friends and guests, but away from public eye. Authorities in Montenegro have sealed off Milocer and Sveti Stefan resorts to grant privacy. Djokovic and Ristic first met in high school. They have been a couple for more than eight years and are expecting their first child. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, file)
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic arrive for a gala dinner in London, Monday, July 8, 2013, for the inaugural London fundraiser in aid of the Novak Djokovic Foundation, that raises funds for vulnerable and disadvantaged children. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo Serbia's tennis player Novak Djokovic, left, and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic arrive for a visit to a school for mentally challenged children in Belgrade, Serbia. Djokovic said during a TV show Monday Feb. 3, 2014, that he will soon marry his fiance and long-time girlfriend Jelena Ristic. On Monday, the world No. 2-ranked tennis player and six-time major champion told Ristic during a Serbian television talk show: “Jelena, enjoy it while you can. In a couple of months you will be changing your last name to Djokovic.” and Jelena was shown smiling. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, FILE)
Serbia's tennis player Novak Djokovic and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic arrive for a visit to a school for mentally challenged children in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Djokovic visited the school where the player’s charity fund donated euro 50,000 to be used for building a special playground. After winning the Australian Open last month, Djokovic says he is enjoying the off-season time with his family and friends in Serbia and will aim for the Roland Garros title this year _ the one Grand Slam tournament the World No-1 has not won so far. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic, right, and girlfriend Jelena Ristic arrive for the screening of Killing Them Softly at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
FILE - In this Sunday July 6, 2014 file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Novak Djokovic has tied the knot. The Wimbledon champion married his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic on Thursday, July 10 in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. Local media say the couple held a private ceremony, attended by family, friends and guests, but away from public eye. Authorities in Montenegro have sealed off Milocer and Sveti Stefan resorts to grant privacy. Djokovic and Ristic first met in high school. They have been a couple for more than eight years and are expecting their first child. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, file)
File - In this Feb. 6, 2012, file photo, tennis player Novak Djokovic, right, arrives with his girlfriend Jelena Ristic for the Laureus World Sports Awards in London. No. 1-ranked Djokovic and six-time major champion is engaged to long-time girlfriend Ristic, according to his Twitter account. On Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, Djokovic tweeted a photo of Ristic kissing him on the cheek and wrote: "Meet my fiance and future wife." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic arrive for the UK premiere of 'Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1' at a central London venue, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short)
Serb tennis champion Novak Djokovic and his friend Jelena Ristic attend the match between U.S. player John Isner and French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga , in the quarterfinal of the Davis Cup between France and U.S. in Monaco Sunday April 8, 2012. The U.S. team qualified for the semi-final.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Tennis player Novak Djokovic, right, kisses his girlfriend Jelena Ristic on the red carpet for the screening of The Beaver at the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Executive Director of the Novak Djokovic Foundation Jelena Ristic and Founding Chairman of the Novak Djokovic Foundation Novak Djokovic attend The Novak Djokovic Foundation New York Dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the 2013 Novak Djokovic Dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/WireImage)
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic (L) and his girlfriend Jelena Ristic pose for a photo at the United Nations headquarters in New York, August 23, 2013. Djokovic attented a meeting to draft a resolution for 'Sport for peace development'. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
MONACO - JULY 27: Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic attend the 'Love Ball' hosted by Natalia Vodianova in aid of the Naked Heart Foundation at Opera Garnier on July 27, 2013 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Didier Baverel/WireImage)
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