Federer too good for Djokovic

Dementieva claims Toronto Cup

Elena Dementieva

The 15-time Grand Slam champion ripped through the first set and then came from 3-0 down to win the second and clinch his fourth title of the year.

Serb Djokovic had beaten former world number one Rafa Nadal 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday but after a quick turnaround he looked sluggish early on.

A 13-minute second game proved crucial as Federer broke for 2-0 and another break two games later helped him to take the opening set.

Djokovic hit back well at the start of the second set and broke the Federer serve in the second game on his way to a 3-0 lead.

But the Swiss, who fought off Britains Andy Murray 6-2, 7-6(10-8) in his semifinal encounter, broke back two games later and forced three more break points on the Djokovic serve in the eighth game, only for the Serb to hold on.

A rare forehand mistake from Federer gave Djokovic a set point at 5-4 but the Swiss saved it with a big serve.

After holding for 5-5, Federer then broke Djokovic again and served out comfortably to clinch his 16th Masters Series title and his 61st career crown.

Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles’ six-match winning streak ended with their semifinal loss at the hands of Wimbledon champions Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic. The fourth-seeded Indo-Bahamian pair lost 4-6, 3-6 to the second-seeded Canadian-Serbian combination.

Dementieva wins

Russian fourth seed Elena Dementieva picked up her third title of the year and denied compatriot Maria Sharapova a comeback win with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the final of the Toronto Cup. Dementieva's victory, that came after a 7-6, 6-1 thumping of Serena Williams, was just the third in nine meetings against Sharapova, who notched up a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win over Alisa Kleybanova on Saturday.

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