Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic won a pair of matches
on Friday to move into the semifinals at the $2.649 million Rogers Cup tennis
The former world No. 1 Serbian star Djokovic started the day with a 6-4, 6-4
victory over American Sam Querrey in a third-round match on the hardcourts at
Toronto's Rexall Centre. Querrey titled in Los Angeles two weeks ago.
Djokovic followed with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over German Tommy Haas in the
quarterfinals. Haas took down Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the third round.
The reigning Australian Open and U.S. Open champion Djokovic is a two-time
Rogers Cup titlist, including a victory over American Mardy Fish in last
year's finale in Montreal, as this event shifts between Montreal and Toronto
Fifth-seeded Serb Janko Tipsarevic downed 10th-seeded Croat Marin Cilic 6-2,
6-4 to advance to the quarters, where he beat Marcel Granollers by a 6-4, 6-4
margin. Granollers handled Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4 earlier in the day.
American John Isner, the No. 8 seed, fired 22 aces past No. 12 seed Philipp
Kohlschreiber 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 to set up a meeting with 16th-seeded Milos
Raonic of Canada.
Isner won 91 percent of his first serve points to defeat Raonic 7-6 (11-9),
6-4 and advance to the semifinals.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet, the No. 14 seed, and an 11th-seeded Fish met in the
quarters after winning their respective third-round matches. Gasquet ousted
fourth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2, while Fish overcame seventh-seeded
Argentine Juan Monaco 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.
Gasquet, who reached the 2006 final, rallied from a set down to beat Fish 5-7,
Most of the players pulled double duty on Friday after rain washed out
This sixth of nine ATP Masters events will pay its newest champion $522,550.
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