World No.1 Novak Djokovic won the 2016 Rogers Cup title beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday. The Serb, along by winning his 30th Masters 1000 title, set and broke many records throughout the week. Here are some of these:
- Became the first player since Ivan Lendl in 1988 to win the Canadian Open without dropping a set.
- Djokovic surpassed American retired Andre Agassi, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal in all-time leader list of most Rogers Cup titles won. He now stands alone on second position with four Rogers Cup titles. Ivan Lendl leads the list with six Rogers Cup titles.
- Surpassed Jimmy Connors on 2nd position in all-time leader list of most career titles won on hard courts. Connors had 49 titles and Djokovic now by winning the Rogers Cup has 50 titles on hard courts. Roger Federer leads the all-time list with 60 titles.
- Djokovic reached his 43rd career Masters 1000 final on Saturday. This made him the first man ever to reach 43 finals at Masters 1000 level. He surpassed Nadal and Federer, who with 42 Masters 1000 finals, stands jointly on second position in all-time leader list.
- Djokovic tied with Federer in most elite events won. They both now have 47 elite titles each. Djokovic has won 12 grand slams + 30 Masters 1000 + 5 World Tour Finals. Federer has won 17 grand slams + 24 Masters 1000 + 6 World Tour Finals.
- Djokovic surpassed Bjorn Borg on second position in win percentage on outdoor courts. Before Toronto, Djokovic and Borg were tied on second position with 84% win percentage on outdoor courts. Djokovic now, after winning the Toronto Masters, has taken sole occupancy on second position with 84.1 win percentage.
- This is the fifth season when Djokovic has won at least 18 matches against Top-10 players. Novak won 21 matches against Top-10 in 2011, 24 in 2012 and 2013, 19 wins in 2014, 31 wins in 2015 and in 2016, with one part of season still remaining, he has won 18 matches against the Top-10. Neither Federer nor Nadal has ever managed to win at least 18 matches against Top-10 in five different seasons.
- Djokovic reached his 128th career semifinal at the Rogers Cup. His 128th career semifinal appearance made him tie with Pete Sampras on 10th position in all-time leader list of most career semi-finals reached.
- Djokovic has won every hard-court mandatory event since the US Open 2015. He become only the first man ever to win 8 consecutive hard-court mandatory titles (US Open, Shanghai, Paris, World Tour Finals, Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Toronto).