Novak Djokovic top seed in Montreal Masters championships


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Wimbledon champion and world number one Novak Djokovic is the top seed going into this week’s Montreal Masters championship. Djokovic says he needs to put aside the summer hardware and get down to business in the run up to the U.S. Open.

“I have to kind of spend not too much time celebrating and reflecting on the success you had in the past. Obviously I was very proud of winning Wimbledon but now is the time to get back on track and hopefully I can do well.”

A win for Djokovic in his opening match on Tuesday against Thomaz Bellucci will give him his 250th ATP World Tour 1000 career match win.

Number two seed Andy Murray, who lost to Jo Wilfred Tsonga in the quarterfinals of this tournament last year, is hoping to have a better result with an earlier arrival to Canada this year.

“I like the conditions here. I’ve struggled the last couple of years in Canada. idon’t know why it is. It could be partly because of that (fatigue from a long summer season including the 2012 Olympics) and also because I’ve lost to some tough opponents as well. I lost to Gulbus who is a big server and a tricky guy to play and last year lost to Tsonga who went on to wint he tournament. It was a breakup in that match in the third set so hopefully that doesn’t happen this year. I’ve got here quite early and I’ve got a doubles match at least before my first match so hopefully I’ll be ready,” Murray said.

In early round action on Monday, France’s Gael Monfils defeated Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-1 and Australia’s Bernard Tomic defeated Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-3,6-3.

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