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Toronto photos

Nicolas Kiefer

Sunday: Nicolas Kiefer has the misfortune of playing the first Masters final of his career against the unstoppable Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Nadal wins comfortably 6-3 6-2 to clinch his seventh title of the season and take his unbeaten run to 29 matches

Rafael Nadal

Nadal struggles to perform his trademark celebration of biting the trophy as he revels in his fifth straight tournament win

Andy Murray

Saturday: After beating defending champion Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray hopes to end his losing run against Nadal in the semi-finals

Andy Murray

An inspired Murray matches Nadal in the first set, but he is made to pay for a poor tie-break, losing it 7-2

Rafael Nadal

And though Murray fights back from 3-1 down in the second set, a relieved Nadal eventually comes through 7-6 6-3

Nicolas Kiefer

Kiefer reaches his first Masters Series final after a three-hour battle against France's Gilles Simon

Andy Murray

Friday: Murray is at his battling best against Djokovic as they fight it out for a place in the semi-finals

Novk Djokovic

Djokovic, the defending champion, has won all four of his previous meetings with Murray but loses the first set after an erratic display

Andy Murray

The second set is tighter but Murray comes through the tie-break to set up a semi-final with world number two Rafael Nadal

Richard Gasquet

Nadal fights out a marathon 75-minute first set in his quarter-final against Gasquet, with the Frenchman eventually taking it 7-6 (14-12)

Rafael Nadal

But the Spaniard loses only three more games as he sets up a rematch with Murray, who he crushed at Wimbledon this year




see also
Djokovic opens defence in style
23 Jul 08 |  Tennis
Gasquet goes through in Toronto
21 Jul 08 |  Tennis


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