Nadal stops Kiefer to win Toronto
Nicolas Kiefer fell victim to the march of Rafael Nadal as the Spaniard claimed his fifth straight trophy of the season with a 6-3, 6-2 victory in the final of the Toronto Masters on Sunday.
The 31-year-old German has now gone a frustrating 140 matches without a title since lifting his last in Hong Kong eight years ago, the dpa reported.
Nadal has climbed to within 300 ranking points of Roger Federer, who was stunned in his opening second-round match this week by France's Gilles Simon.
Nadal claimed his 29th consecutive victory since losing in Rome on May 7 to claim his second Canadian title after Montreal in 2005.