Novak Djokovic won the Rogers Cup crown for the fourth time in his stellar career when he posted a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori on Sunday in the men's final in Toronto.
The top-seeded Djokovic raised his record number of ATP Masters titles to 30 and his career victory count to 66.
Djokovic's success on the serving front helped cause Nishikori to commit 28 unforced errors.
"Kei is one of the best returners in the game," Djokovic said afterward. "I had to come up with accuracy in the first serve at least and I hit a very high percentage of first serves, especially in the first set. That allowed me to be more aggressive in the return game and it was my best performance of the week."
Said Nishikori: "I think he raised his level a lot. He didn't give me any free points."
Djokovic also won the Rogers Cup in 2007, 2011 and 2012. Only Ivan Lendl (six) has won the Rogers Cup more times than the Serbian star.
"Canada has always had a long tennis tradition and has nurtured that tradition," Djokovic said while addressing the crowd. "It is a pleasure to perform here."
Djokovic won the first set before being tested in the second. Nishikori tied the set at 3-3 with a forehand return and won the following game for a 4-3 lead.
Nishikori held a 5-4 lead but was unable to close out the set. Djokovic won the final three games, clinching the match when Nishikori couldn't return a serve.
"It was a shame to lose today but it was a great week for me," said Nishikori, pointing out he reached the final in his first time playing in Toronto.