Top seed and world number two Djokovic overcame Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 6-1, breaking his fellow Serbian in game 10 of the first set and then cruising through the second. Frenchman Gasquet, seeded 14, advanced with a 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 triumph over American eighth seed John Isner.
The world number 21 said on www.atpworldtour.com: “The key of the match was to return well, and I did it. I tried to return all the time to make him play. Then I like to defend. But of course I had to do a big tie-break, and I did it. I played incredible in the tie-break and then I felt well.” Gasquet on Sunday will be aiming to clinch his first title in Toronto.
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