Rafael Nadal crushed Canada’s Milos Raonic with a brilliant performance to win the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The Spaniard, 27, needed just 68 minutes to win 6-2 6-2 and claim his eighth title and fourth Masters 1000 victory of 2013.

Despite his shock first-round loss to Steve Darcis at Wimbledon, Nadal is enjoying a stunning year, reports the BBC.

Since returning from injury in February he has won 48 of 51 matches, picking up an eighth French Open along the way.

And he has shown that despite his knee issues, he remains a huge threat on hard courts, having beaten world number one Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals in Montreal and moved to 10-0 on the surface this year with Sunday’s victory.

Raonic, ranked 13th, was the first Canadian in the tournament’s final since Robert Bedard in 1958, but found himself out-served by a rampant Nadal.

The fourth seed dropped just one point on serve in the opening set, and Raonic could not defend his own usually formidable delivery with a first-serve percentage of just 50%.

Two breaks saw Nadal race through the first set and when Raonic double-faulted at break point down early in the second, the game was as good as up.

The second set followed a similar pattern to the first as Nadal gained the insurance of a second break in game seven, and he served out to claim the 25th Masters title of his career.

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