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Djokovic beats Nishikori in Rogers Cup final

Novak Djokovic trades in his tennis racket for a hockey stick

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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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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