Nadal. Serena in finales of Rogers Cup 2019

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11 Aug 2019

Rogers Cup: Superstars Nadal, Serena book finale berths

Rafael Nadal will be aiming to defend his Rogers Cup title after reaching the final of the 2019 event.

The Spaniard booked a finale berth without playing a shot after Gael Monfils withdrew from their semi-final with an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, in the women's section in Toronto, Serena Williams has reached the finale.

She is vying for her maiden title in 2019.

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Monfils suffers ankle injury in quarter-final

Monfils suffers ankle injury in quarter-final

Nadal goes into the final as the favorite. He will be up against Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

It's a shame that he couldn't get to face Monfils, who worked tirelessly in the quarter-finals victory Roberto Bautista Agut.

Monfils won the rain-delayed quarter-final 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) and then had to withdraw from the Montreal tournament owing to an ankle injury.

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Serena aiming to win first title since 2018

Meanwhile, Serena worked on her sluggish start to overcome the promising Bouzkova.

Serena won the tie 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion will look to make her presence felt in the final with a trophy on offer.

Serena is looking to win her first title since returning to tennis in 2018 after the birth of her daughter.

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It's kind of been contagious: Serena on Andreescu

"I've never faced her, but I've kind of become a fan with everyone rooting and cheering so hard. It's kind of been contagious, the 'Bianca Effect," said Serena on her next opponent.

Andreescu

Andreescu beats Sofia to set up Serena clash

Andreescu beats Sofia to set up Serena clash

On the other hand, Andreescu surged past American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) in the other semi-final.

She is now the first Canadian woman to reach the final of the tournament since 1969.

"I just felt like crying after because I'm just so happy," she said.

Andreescu won her maiden WTA title at Indian Wells in March 2019.

Andreescu is ecstatic after returning from a shoulder injury

After the Indian Wells victory, a shoulder injury constantly bothered Andreescu. "I've been through so much the last two months. All I can say is that I'm so happy to be back. My shoulder's good. I'm in the finals of the Rogers Cup," she said.

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How did Nadal reach the final of Rogers Cup 2019?

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He reached the final after Monfils pulled out with an injury.

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He is all set to face Daniil Medvedev.

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Serena beat Marie Bouzkova in the semis.

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Serena will face Bianca Andreescu in the finale.

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