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Western & Southern Open Sunday Tennis Results





Western & Southern Open
Cincinnati, U.S.A.


Singles - Final

[4] R Nadal (ESP) d J Isner (USA) 76(8) 76(3)

Doubles - Final

[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) d [2] M Granollers (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 64 46 10-4

•   Rafael Nadal wins his first Western & Southern Open title, taking his record ATP World Tour Masters 1000 haul to 26. He is the second player to win five Masters 1000 crowns in a single year (Djokovic).
•   The Spaniard returns to No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, further strengthening his claim to year-end World No. 1. He has a 53-3 record this season, including nine titles.
•   Nadal extends his career-best hard court winning streak to 15-0 in 2013. After hoisting the trophy at the Coupe Rogers, this marks the first time he has won hard court titles in consecutive weeks.
•   Isner, who returns to the Top 20 with his run to the final, recorded three consecutive Top 10 victories this week (Raonic, Djokovic, del Potro).
•   The American was contesting second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, with a runner-up finish in Indian Wells last year.
•   Nadal takes the lead in the Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge standings. Isner, the two-time defending Winston-Salem Open champion, is No. 2.
•   Bob & Mike Bryan claim their 25th Masters 1000 title and fourth in Cincinnati (2003, ‘08 and ‘11).
•   The Bryans have won 10 titles in 2013 and a total of 92 as a team. They have a 28-1 match record since early May.


Rafael Nadal
: "It means a lot, being able to win two straight titles, two Masters 1000 on hard back-to-back is just amazing for me. I never did something like this in all my career. So it was an emotional moment for so many different facts. First of all, I won a very important tournament, Masters 1000. Second thing, after all the problems that I had, I mean, it was just two weeks in a row on hard playing at the highest level. Then the ranking is there. I was playing for a lot of points this week. And I'm in a good position."

John Isner: “I played extremely well all week. Thought I played well again today. Unfortunately, it just wasn't good enough. As I said on the court, [I'm] going to hold my head up high after today's match and after this whole week. But Rafa was better than me today.”

Mike Bryan
: “It feels amazing to win our 4th Cincinnati Masters. We had great support from the crowds all week and our games improved with every match.  Today was a battle against a very tough team and we feel fortunate that our shots fell on the big points.”

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