Djokovic faces Gasquet in final

Djokovic faces Gasquet in final

Top-seeded Serbian eases past Tipsarevic; Frenchman ousts Isner

Djokovic faces Gasquet in final

 Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Frenchman Richard Gasquet advanced to the final of the Toronto Masters after each secured routine victories under threatening skies on Saturday.

Top-seeded Djokovic, seeking his third title in the event in five years, booked his spot in Sunday's title showdown with a 6-4, 6-1 win over fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in a match that started two hours late because of rain.

Djokovic had moved 3-2 ahead in the opening set of the semifinal before rain, which has wreaked havoc on this week's schedule and forced some players to play twice in one day, forced the pair off the court.

When they returned about 90 minutes later, Djokovic was never pressured, breaking Tipsarevic's serve three times and holding serve throughout the one hour, 45 minute match.

Djokovic will go into Sunday's final with a 6-1 head-to-head record against Gasquet and has won all four meetings since losing to the Frenchman at the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup in China.

Gasquet, the tournament's 14th seed, beat a higher-ranked opponent for the second time in three matches when he stunned big-serving American eighth-seed John Isner 7-6, 6-3.

Wozniacki in semis

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki  ended a marathon day of tennis by easing into the semifinals of the $2 million tournament in Montreal.


The 22-year-old former number one, Wozniacki first needed two-and-a-half hours to defeat American Varvara Lepchenko 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a third round match. She returned to centre court after a four-hour break to see off a stubborn Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4 after her Canadian opponent saved five match points.


Paes-Melzer advance

India’s Leander Paes and his Austrian partner Jurgen Melzer moved into the semifinals of the men’s doubles Rogers Cup while Sania Mirza and her American partner lost in the the quarterfinals of women’s doubles event.

Paes and Melzer won a tough match against Polish duo Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-6 in Toronto on Saturday.
Meanwhile, in Montreal, Sania and Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost to third seeded Russian-Slovak pair Nadezda Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik 6-1, 5-7, 5-10.

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