Headliner Djokovic looking forward to Rogers Cup

Novak Djokovic speaks during the official draw of the 2014 Rogers Cup at Queen’s Park on Friday...

Novak Djokovic speaks during the official draw of the 2014 Rogers Cup at Queen’s Park on Friday August 1, 2014. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:55 PM ET

They call him the Djoker, but it’s serious business for the world’s top-ranked player this week in Toronto.

Novak Djokovic comes into Canada’s lone ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event — the Rogers Cup — as the defending champion in Toronto, the top-seeded player and on a winning wave after outlasting Roger Federer at the All-England Club in a five-setter for the ages to claim his second Wimbledon title earlier this month.

“Make sure to get this photo, because this is the last time I’m doing any draws,” the playful Djokovic said with a grin as the official tournament draw concluded at Queen’s Park on Friday afternoon.

“Oh my God, you guys,” he said earlier, after learning he will face either 22nd-ranked Gael Monfils or 35th-ranked Radek Stepanek in his opening match following a first-round bye, and could meet eighth-seeded Andy Murray later in the tournament.


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