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Aug 9, 2014

Federer celebrates birthday with win at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (Reuters) – Roger Federer celebrated his 33rd birthday with a 6-3 4-6 6-3 win over Spaniard David Ferrer on Friday to move into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup and a step closer to a landmark 80th career title.

Federer will next face another Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez, who ended the last hope for a homegrown winner in sixth seed Milos Raonic 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3.

Aug 9, 2014

Tsonga takes upset route past Murray to Rogers semis

TORONTO (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued to travel the upset route into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup, taking out twice former champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 on Friday, after the eighth seed squandered a 3-0 lead in the final set.

A confident Tsonga heads into Saturday, where he will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, having already taken out the two men, – world number one Novak Djokovic and Murray – who between them had won five of the last seven Canadian hard court titles.

Aug 9, 2014

Tennis-Tsonga takes upset route past Murray to Rogers semis

TORONTO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued to travel the upset route into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup, taking out twice former champion Andy Murray 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-4 on Friday, after the eighth seed squandered a 3-0 lead in the final set.

A confident Tsonga heads into Saturday, where he will face Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, having already taken out the two men, – world number one Novak Djokovic and Murray – who between them had won five of the last seven Canadian hard court titles.

Aug 8, 2014

Djokovic falls while Federer pulls great escape

By Steve Keating

TORONTO(Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed world number one Novak Djokovic a 6-2 6-2 third round defeat on Thursday as the Rogers Cup was rocked by upsets.

A day of high-drama began under a bright morning sun with South African Kevin Anderson startling third seeded Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (8) 7-5 and ended in the late evening chill with 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer out-lasting big hitting Croatian Marin Cilic 7-6 (5) 6-7 (3) 6-4.

Aug 8, 2014

Tennis-Djokovic falls while Federer pulls great escape

TORONTO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed world number one Novak Djokovic a 6-2 6-2 third round defeat on Thursday as the Rogers Cup was rocked by upsets.

A day of high-drama began under a bright morning sun with South African Kevin Anderson startling third seeded Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (8) 7-5 and ended in the late evening chill with 17-time grand slam winner Roger Federer out-lasting big hitting Croatian Marin Cilic 7-6 (5) 6-7 (3) 6-4.

Aug 7, 2014

Top seeds Djokovic, Wawrinka fall in Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed world number one Novak Djokovic a shock 6-2 6-2 third round defeat on Thursday as the Rogers Cup in was rocked by upsets.

The Wimbledon champion was joined at the exit by another grand slam winner, Australian Open champion and third seed Stan Wawrinka, who was beaten 7-6 (8) 7-5 by South African Kevin Anderson.

Aug 7, 2014

Tennis-Top seeds Djokovic, Wawrinka fall in Toronto

TORONTO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga handed world number one Novak Djokovic a shock 6-2 6-2 third round defeat on Thursday as the Rogers Cup in was rocked by upsets.

The Wimbledon champion was joined at the exit by another grand slam winner, Australian Open champion and third seed Stan Wawrinka, who was beaten 7-6 (8) 7-5 by South African Kevin Anderson.

Aug 7, 2014

Raonic keeps Canadian party alive with nervy win

TORONTO (Reuters) – It was last call at Canada’s biggest tennis party on Wednesday until Milos Raonic delivered a nail-biting 4-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) second round win over American Jack Sock to keep home hopes alive at the Rogers Cup.

After two party-pooping days in Toronto and Montreal, where a WTA Tour event is being staged simultaneously, Raonic is the last Canadian standing in the two tournaments that had been hyped as a turning point for the sport in the Great White North.

Aug 7, 2014

Tennis-Raonic keeps Canadian party alive with nervy win

TORONTO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – It was last call at Canada’s biggest tennis party on Wednesday until Milos Raonic delivered a nail-biting 4-6 7-6 (2) 7-6 (4) second round win over American Jack Sock to keep home hopes alive at the Rogers Cup.

After two party-pooping days in Toronto and Montreal, where a WTA Tour event is being staged simultaneously, Raonic is the last Canadian standing in the two tournaments that had been hyped as a turning point for the sport in the Great White North.

Aug 6, 2014

Honeymoon over as Djokovic works for win

TORONTO (Reuters) – Gael Monfils let Novak Djokovic know his honeymoon was over and it was time to get back to work by forcing the world number one to battle for a 6-2 6-7 (4) 7-6 (2) second round win at the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.

Playing his first match as a married man, Djokovic, a three-time winner in Canada, needed two hours, 41 minutes and a third set tie-break to subdue the Frenchman and extend his perfect record over the feisty Monfils to 10-0.