Aug 02, 2016

    Djokovic focuses on Rio after Toronto victory


    MINUTES after completing a 6-3, 7-5 ATP Toronto Masters final win over Kei Nishikori on Sunday for his 66th career title, Novak Djokovic had already shifted his focus to the Rio Olympics.

    The world number one, who claimed his fourth Canadian title with a command performance over Asia's top player lasting less than 90 minutes, will waste no time in heading south to Brazil for the weekend start of the Summer Games.

    "It's the biggest event in the history of the sport, so to be part of it is already a huge privilege and honour that I will cherish, as I did in Beijing and London Olympic Games," said the holder of a leading 30 Masters 1000 trophies.

    Djokovic lifted his game in Canada as the week progressed, sweeping to the title without the loss of a set and dispatching challenges from Gael Monfils in the semis followed by Japan's Nishikori.

    Djokovic won a bronze medal in Beijing and just missed the podium in London, losing to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the bronze-medal match.

    Sunday's title erased memories of a third-round Wimbledon upset loss a month ago to Sam Querrey.

    "Everything in life happens for a reason.

    "The fact that I lost in the first week of Wimbledon allowed me to have a week more of the time with my family... recharging my batteries, and then coming in here with plenty of motivation to do well."