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TORONTO -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived a scare to beat Gilles Muller 7-5, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday in the Rogers Cup, his final event before the Rio Olympics.Darrell Green Jersey .I actually think that Toronto is a great way for me to prepare for the Olympic Games and whats coming up after that, Djokovic said. But also, you know, I enjoy my time in this tournament that I always love playing.The Serbian star noted that he had extra time off after falling in the third round at Wimbledon. The Rogers Cup rotates between Toronto and Montreal, with the women playing in Montreal this week.I enjoy Canada, both cities, Toronto and Montreal, and the past results in history show that I have a good time on Canadian soil, so I try to get the best out of it, said Djokovic, the tournament winner in 2007, 2011 and 2012.Djokovic struggled against Muller in his first hard-court match since March, both with his serves and his short game. Ultimately, unforced errors were Mullers undoing, with both sets easily in reach of the unseeded player from Luxembourg.Gilles Muller is a very difficult player to play against in quick conditions, Djokovic said. He takes away the time of the opponent. He serves and volleys second serve a lot, as well, which hes one of the rare guys that does that. He likes to play quick, and I think the warm day like today played a lot in his favor.Djokovic will face qualifier Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in the third round.Third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan downed American Dennis Novikov 6-4, 7-5; and fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada beat Taiwans Lu Yen-hsun 6-3, 6-3.American qualifier Ryan Harrison outlasted ninth-seeded countryman John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 6-4, and 10th-seeded Gael Monfils of France topped Canadas Vasek Pospisil, Canada, 7-6 (6), 6-0. Monfils won the Citi Open on Sunday in Washington. DeAngelo Hall Jersey . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. Rob Kelley Jersey . The catch: It needs a lot of money, and it needs it fast. http:///...-john-riggins-jersey . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Saina Nehwals coach Vimal Kumar is hopeful that she will return to competition in six to eight weeks after her knee surgery in Mumbai last week. Saina, he says, can start her rehabilitation work within the next three weeks and he is confident that she can be back playing on the international circuit by November.Saina underwent surgery after returning from the Rio Olympics, where she lost in the group stage. It was later learnt that she was carrying an injury into the Games.The muscles get considerably weak after you undergo a procedure like this, Kumar explained. Your quadriceps, hamstring, calf area, all need to be strengthened. Nothing is wrong with her other tendons, ligaments, ACL, it is just the cracked bone. How you take this disappointment in your stride, that is the key. She is a tough girl, she can always come back. But yes, the disappointment will be there of what happened at the Olympics.In hindsight, though, an MRI in Bangalore before the Games would probably have revealed the extent of the injury then and very likely have ruled her out of the Games.Kumar also spoke of the events leading to Sainas premature departure from the Games. She first complained of slight discomfort and pain in the knee a couple of days before their scheduled departure for Rio.?Medical experts in Bangalore, where Saina was training, said what she was experiencing was likely to be a fat pad inflammation, a condition brought upon by the strain athletes who engage in high intensity workouts undergo. She was told not to worry and, with that assurance, Saina boarded the flight for Rio.At her first workout in Rio, where she arrived on August 8, Saina continued to experience slight pain, Kumar says, but nothing too worrisome. The pain started to increase when she played her first match against local girl Lohaynny Vicente on August 11. Saina won but was visiblly distressed, her 21-17, 21-17 win coming in nearly 40 minutes. Earnest Byner Jersey. A specialist doctor who was consulted prescribed a pain-killing injection.The medical advice Saina and her team received was that the injection would take a few days to take full effect. Her next match was against Maria Ultina of Ukraine, a player ranked outside the world top 60. Saina, who needed to win this match to make the pre-quarterfinals, calculated that a win here would give the injection time to take full effect and would help her for the later matches. Ultina beat Sania, however, and knocked her out of the Games.During the match she started to experience an unbearable amount of pain, Kumar says. She couldnt even walk immediately after the match.Saina flew out of Rio that night itself and an MRI on arrival in India revealed that shed chipped a bone in her knee.The surgeon who conducted the procedure in Mumbai, Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, in fact said that he was amazed that Saina had managed to get through two matches despite such a severe injury. Kumar though wasnt surprised at Sainas insistence to simply grind her teeth, bear the pain and play on.The timing of Sainas injury was extremely unfortunate, especially as she had recovered from an ankle problem last year to return to the circuit in March. By winning her last tournament, the Australian Open in July, Saina had signalled that she would be among the major contenders for a podium finish at Rio - more so because defending Olympic champion Li Xuerui, who Saina was drawn to take on in the quarterfinals, was also struggling with an injury.Instead, Saina has now slipped four spots to number nine in the latest rankings and will inevitably drop out of the top-10 in the weeks ahead. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '