Top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain will face Russian eighth seed, Daniil Medvedev for the Rogers Cup title in Montreal later on Sunday night. This after injured Frenchman Gael Monfils withdrew from his semi-final match against Nadal.
Monfils injured his left ankle in a quarter-final win over another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut. The Frenchman recorded a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 win, in a match that took two days to complete due to rain delays. But his ankle injury was clearly hampering him and he withdrew from the tournament two hours later.
The ankle started bothering Monfils in the second set, but after a visit by a physio he elected to continue. Medvedev, meanwhile, beat 6th seed, Karen Khachanov in an all-Russian semi-final. Medvedev prevailed 6-1, 7-6 over Khachanov in a victory that will make him Russia’s top-ranked player on Monday.