TORONTO – No. 2 in the world, Novac Djokovic returned to defend his Rogers Cup title against Australia’s Tomic (ranked 49th). After quickly claiming a first set victory, Tomic muscled back in the second set building a tense game. However, Djokovic was able to break Tomic in the eighth and continued on to win the match point.
With his first win, Djokovic commented on the current situation of the tournament.
“Obviously for the first match it was a decent performance,” said Djokovic. “I was struggling to find the rhythm, obviously, as most of the players who came late from London do and did. You had some surprising losses today. (Juan Martin) Del Potro and (Jo-Wilfried) Tsonga out.
Novac Djokovic seeks to win his third Rogers Cup title.