Things continue to go well for world number one Novak Djokovic who has played his way into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, with a 6-2 6-1 victory over Frenchman Gaels Monfils.
It took just 73 minutes and is Djokovic’s 51st win in 52 matches this year. Djokovic, had won all six previous meetings with Monfils and quickly took the upper hand again. He broke to lead 4-2 and finished off the set with another break before surging to 5-0 in the second.
"I played really, really fast and tried to constantly put pressure on Gael because I didn't want to give him any time to get back to the match or to think about what he's going to play," said the 24-year-old, who is yet to drop a set in the tournament.
Monfils said: "He was certainly the best Novak I ever met. He was too strong. I played well, I hit the ball hard but I never had any solution to finish off a point."
Meanwhile, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup in a repeat of his victory at Wimbledon in June to make the quarter finals before defeating eighth seed Nicolas Almagro 6-4 6-4.
Tsonga, who recovered from the loss of the second set to convert two of six break points in the decider, believes the men's game is becoming more competitive.
"All the players keep improving. I believe that no player can be spared. Look at Rafa who lost, and Murray” he said, "The only one remaining above everybody else is Djokovic."
The other semi-final will be between Mardy Fish, who beat Stanislas Wawrinka and unseeded Janko Tipsarevic, who beat Tomas Berdych.
Djokovic, who has only lost once this year, to Federer in Paris, now has a real shot at what will be his ninth title of the year.
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