Nole back in action in Toronto

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World no.1 Novak Djokovic will start his US Open Series campaign at the Rogers Cup, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto, Canada (hard, $3,146,920), to be held from August 4-10.

The Wimbledon champion won 360 points last year. He lost to Spaniard Rafael Nadal in semi-finals (4-6, 6-3, 5-7).

A week later, there is one more ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (August 10-17). 

Novak won 180 ATP points last year by reaching quarter-finals (l. to John Isner 6-7, 6-3, 5-7). It is the only Masters 1000 tournament he still hasn’t won.

The 27-year-old Belgrade native will then have a week off before the last Grand Slam in 2014 – the US Open (August 25-September 8).

Last year, he finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal (2-6, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6).

It will be Novak’s 10th appearance in New York, where he lifted the trophy in 2011.

After the US Open, Nole goes to Asia and Europe, where he will defend four titles: Beijing (ATP 500), Shanghai and Paris (ATP 1000) and ATP World Tour Finals in London (Category 1500).

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