‘Federer Outduels Berdych’ Crowned Toronto Golden Moment
Federer defeats Safin in final round
Over eight days and three rounds, fans cast their votes for their favourite of eight Classic Moments from the Rogers Cup. ‘Federer Outduels Berdych’ received 91.84 per cent of votes cast in the final against ‘Safin’s First Masters Title’. It also won by overwhelming margins in the first two rounds, advancing in Round 1 over Andre Agassi’s 1992 defeat of Ivan Lendl and in the quarter-finals over Patrick Rafter’s dominant run in 1998.
Safin had narrowly earned a place in the final, edging Guillermo Canas’s 2002 giant-killing effort by a two per cent margin. In Round 1, Safin’s Classic Moment advanced over Novak Djokovic’s battling 2014 win over Gael Monfils.