In the 2010 Toronto Masters 1000, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray all advanced to the semifinals, further demonstrating their dominance. Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in the championship match and Rafael Nadal in the semifinals to win his 15th ATP title and sixth at the Masters 1000 level.
Andy became the first player to successfully defend the Canadian Open since Andre Agassi in 1995 and the unusual player to defeat both Roger and Rafa in the same competition. In the final that was delayed by weather, it was challenging to ramp up the tempo. Even so, Andy prevailed in two hours and five minutes, winning 7-5, 7-5.
The British player earned his first victory over Federer since Indian Wells 2009 and his seventh in their previous 12 matches. Roger was unable to capitalize because Andy struggled to locate the opening serve. He produced four break opportunities and three serve steals against his rival.
Federer battled with his serve, giving away more than 40% of the points, and faced 10 break chances instead of taking advantage of that. Following nearly 30 unforced errors and five breaks, he lost and missed out on winning the third championship in Toronto after 2004 and 2006.
Andy made 24 unforced errors and 24 winners. In addition, Roger was unable to press his strokes and profit from the shorter rallies due to his negative ratio of 20–31. Murray had a flawless start to the match, broke after forcing a mistake from Roger in the opening game and holding on to 15 with a service winner in the following.
After Murray went up 3-0 in game three thanks to a backhand error, Federer, who still hadn’t entered the zone, was broken once more. After breaking Andy in game four, the Swiss began to rally and struck a service winner in the following game to narrow the gap on the opposition.
King Roger has won the Grand Slam 20 times.
When Diego Schwartzman was questioned by ESPN about the infamous GOAT (best player of all time) controversy, he felt that the Grand Slam competitions could not be the key argument. The Argentinian chose Roger Federer specifically because of his conduct off the court while claiming to be a fan.
“It’s not just about Grand Slam victories for me. I keep an eye on a lot, including activities off the court. The player that inspires the most fervor among the crowd is Roger. You can hear him speak in French, Italian, or Spanish, and he is friendly to everyone.
Despite having four kids, he trains every day. He plays tennis with you in the morning, and then gets dressed up for an event downtown in the afternoon. All of it is perfect! Even if the others are excellent at practically everything, I believe he has a little more charisma.