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Rogers Cup 2014 Toronto Tennis Winners: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Wins Men's Crown; Agnieszka Radwanska Claims Women's Title

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It was a notable finish for French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the World Cup as he bested Roger Federer during the tournament finals on Sunday.

Tsonga, who was seeded 13th overall, bagged his first ATP Tour title of the season beating not only Federer but also veteran players Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Grigor Dimitrov, Washington Post reported.

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"I think for me it's going to be a new motivation because just last year I always lost against those guys and it was really frustrating for me. Then today a win against (Federer), it's good for me, it's good for my ambition and it's good for my career, " he told Washington Post.

According to the report, the Rogers Cup champ improved to 5-11 against Federer.

Tsonga also shared with Washington Post that he worked hard for his victory and that he was really motivated to win. "I want to win, I want to play my best tennis on the court. And it happened today."

Federer, who dropped to 2-5 in the finals, made a few uncharacteristic errors and had a hard time responding to "Tsonga's powerful serve and ground strokes," Washington Post added.

"I fought, I mixed it up and I was hoping to sort of sneak in a set and then maybe he would get a bit nervous or maybe would play a bad game. But I just couldn't create enough opportunities. So I think he deserved to win at the end of the day. It was pretty simple, in my opinion," Federer said after his loss.

It was explained in the Washington Post article that Federer was still able to show his skills while he was serving 5-5 against Tsonga but noted that the latter was able to handle the play and placed the pressure back on his opponent.

It was observed that Federer really struggled during the end part of the game.

As for the women's title, Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska claimed victory against veteran player Venus Williams. USA Today said that Radwanska is the first Rogers Cup champion from Poland and that this was her first tournament win of the year.

The 25-year-old player reportedly used her "relentless baseline game" to outclass Williams, who according to USA Today was "looking tired."

"I think I was playing much better every match. I didn't start that well from my first match, but every match was much better," Radwanska said.

She also believed that she won because she was "feeling the balls much better."

Radwanska made an early 4-1 lead against Williams during the first set which she won, USA Today noted. The seven-time Grand Slam winner Williams, according to the report, tried to answer to Radwanska's play but her performance just fell short.

 

 

 

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