Djokovic, Isner reach semis in Toronto
August 10, 2012 · Print This Article
Rogers Cup—Toronto, Canada
Top seed Novak Djokovic pulled double duty on Friday at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, first defeating Sam Querrey during the day session 6-4, 6-3, before returning to an electric Grandstand Court to oust Tommy Haas, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 under the lights.
Djokovic, who won the Rogers Cup last year for a record fifth Masters 1000 title in the same year, will face countryman Janko Tipsarevic for a place in the finals. Tipsarevic defeated Marcel Granollers and Jeremy Chardy in straight sets to reach the final four.
The most anticipated match of the day say Milos Raonic lose to fellow big server John Isner, 7-6(9), 6-4. Raonic, who hit 13 aces in front of a packed crowd, only won 39 percent of his second serve points during the one hour and 31 contest.
By contrast, Isner hit eight aces, but won 91 percent of his first serve points.
The towering American will next face Richard Gasquet. The 2006 finalist defeated Tomas Berdych and Mardy Fish both on Friday.