After a tough 3 setter against Novak Djokovic on Saturday, things were much easier for Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Rogers Cup Final. He defeated Canadian Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-2.
Nadal jumped on Raonic early, breaking serve and rolled to a big lead in the first set, ultimately winning it handily. Nadal's return of serve was a weapon against the big serving Raonic.
After an early break in the second set, Nadal coasted to the victory looking dominating on the hard court surface. The result bodes well going into another Masters 1000 tournament this week in Cincinnati and on to the U.S. Open in a couple of weeks.
Raonic was attempting to become the first Canadian to win the tournament in 55 years but his strong showing fell short against the Spaniard.
It was Nadal's first tournament action since losing in the first round at Wimbledon. He will be the four seed at the star studded Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati which is underway.