In Toronto 2016, world number one Novak Djokovic performed admirably. For his ninth match of the year, Novak defeated Radek Stepanek, Gael Monfils, Tomas Berdych, and Gilles Muller. After losing early at Wimbledon, Djokovic recovered and scheduled the decisive match against Kei Nishikori.
In 83 minutes, Novak defeated his opponent 6-3, 7-5 to win the trophy and became the first player with 30 Masters 1000 victories. The Serbian won 33 of his 34 games on hard courts in 2016. He performed well in the first set and won the second to win the fourth Canada Open championship.
After the heartbreaking 2014 US Open semi-final loss, Djokovic defeated Nishikori for the eighth consecutive match. In the sixth game of the second set, Kei saved the Serb from going down despite serving at a 76 percent clip and facing two break points.
The Japanese had no other opportunities to return, which put him under strain in his military games. As Novak consistently outperformed him from the baseline, particularly in the first set, Kei was unable to stand it. In the second set, Nishikori improved his second serve and participated in the rallies, but he lost ground when it mattered most.
In the opening set, Novak played amazing tennis. He gave Kei no chance by serving at 85% and displaying some exquisite strokes. The first ten points of Djokovic‘s games were victories, which was a great sign for his overall play.
Nishikori remained competitive early on, but Djokovic broke at point 15 in game six to take a 4-2 advantage. In the subsequent game, the Serb served superbly and won it 6-3.
The first player to win 30 Masters 1000 championships was Novak Djokovic.
At 1-1 in the second set, Novak took an early break.
He was so good at that point that there was little chance the contest would continue for too long. Nishikori suddenly woke up and began to play much better. At 4-3, he scored 12 of the next 14 points to take the lead for the first time.
It was difficult to predict that Djokovic would not be able to maintain his level from the opening set and a half. He continued to make mistakes, giving Nishikori some breathing room. With the score 5-4, Novak served to stay in the set, and he did so in style with a love service game that put the onus on the opposing team.
Kei had two game opportunities to take the lead at 6-5, but Novak held them off and made the most of his first break opportunity to take the lead. In game 12, the Serb served for the win and converted the third match point to win, becoming the first player in history to amass 30 Masters 1000 championships.