15 Aug 2011

Novak Djokovic continues winning form in Montreal

12:14 pm on 15 August 2011

The tennis world number one Novak Djokovic continued his near-perfect season with a 6-2 3-6 6-4 defeat of Mardy Fish to win the Montreal Masters, his ninth title of the season.

The Serb stands a phenomenal 53-1 this season, with his only loss coming against Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals.

Djokovic becomes the first man to win five Masters 1000 titles in the same season, having also claimed trophies at Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Rome.

The 24-year-old is also the first player to win an ATP title in his debut as number since Pete Sampras in Hong Kong in April 1993.

Fish congratulated Djokovic on his victory joking that the other players on the ATP tour were getting tired of the Serb's dominance, however the world number one says he's more than happy to keep winning.

Djokovic has now won more than $US 8 million ($NZ 9.6 million) in prize money this year and heads to the US Open in two weeks time as heavy favourite to win the final grand slam of the year.