Coming into the Rogers Cup as the top seed in the tournament and #2 overall in the world, Novak Djokovic was the favourite to win the tournament. Despite the shocking early exits of top seeds Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga and Juan Del Petro, the Serbian was undeterred as he rolled to his second-straight (and third overall) Rogers Cup crown.
Despite a decent effort, France's Richard Gasquet did not have what it took to upend the reigning champion, losing 6-3, 6-2. With the win, Djokovic now has great momentum heading into next month's US Open, which, like the Rogers Cup, he enters as the defending champion.
After the match, Djokovic had all the praise in the world for his opponent, claiming that Gasquet will win this (the Rogers Cup) and that he deserves to be one of the top ten tennis players in the world. Djokovic went on to praise the host country, stating that he loves playing in Canada, which received a very warm reaction from the fans.
With his third win here at the Rogers Cup, Djokovic matches Andre Agassi's career total and trails only the great Ivan Lendl won the tournament six times.
Unfortunately, Djokovic won't be back in 2013 as it will be the women coming to Toronto while the men will be participating in Montreal. Overall, though, despite the rain, the 2012 version of the Rogers Cup proved to be a fantastic tournament with, fittingly, the favourite coming out on top.
Congratulations to Richard Gasquet on a valliant run to the Final and extra praise deserved for Novak Djokovic: winner of the 2012 Rogers Cup.