Rafael Nadal won his 33rd Masters 1000 title as he spoiled the birthday celebrations of Stefano Tsitsipas 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) on Sunday in Toronto.
The world number one Spaniard denied his Greek opponent a major upset on the youngster’s 20th birthday.
But the challenger forced the second set into a tie-breaker as Nadal served for victory.
Nadal now owns 80 career trophies after defeating Tsitsipas for the second time this season in a final.
Nadal stretched his lead atop the ATP Masters trophy list as he heads to Cincinnati for next week’s final major tuneup before the US Open.