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Rogers Cup: Djokovic, Wawrinka untroubled in Toronto

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Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori booked their spots in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday.

Djokovic made it 12 wins in 13 matches against Radek Stepanek, cruising to a 6-2 6-4 victory at the ATP 1000 event.

Wawrinka managed to get past Jack Sock in straight sets, while Nishikori was comfortable in beating Rajeev Ram in Toronto.

Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych and Gael Monfils also advanced.

DJOKOVIC CONTINUES STEPANEK DOMINANCE

World number one Djokovic has dominated Stepanek throughout his career and he continued that run.

The Serbian was largely untroubled by the veteran Czech, completing his win with an outrageous lob.

Awaiting him in the last eight is Berdych, who fought his way past American qualifier Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 6-4.

Wawrinka was too good for Sock in a 7-6 (7-3) 6-2 win, while Nishikori cruised past Ram 6-3 6-4 in just over an hour.

Raonic had no trouble against Jared Donaldson, sending down 15 aces in a 6-2 6-3 victory.

GOFFIN, TOMIC DEPART

David Goffin came up against the in-form Monfils, winner of the Citi Open, and suffered a 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 6-4 loss.

Bernard Tomic was left to rue missed chances, converting just one of nine break points to suffer a 4-6 6-3 6-4 loss to Kevin Anderson.

DIMITROV REBOUNDS, MONFILS EXTENDS RUN

Grigor Dimitrov has endured a difficult year, but he reached his first quarter-final since Istanbul thanks to a 6-3 7-5 win over Ivo Karlovic.

Monfils, meanwhile, made it eight wins in a row, backing up his successful Washington run.

RAONIC, DIMITROV CONTENT

Dimitrov and Raonic were largely pleased with their displays.

MEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE

The men are in action for their quarter-finals on Friday. Djokovic takes on Berdych and Raonic faces Monfils during the night session, while Wawrinka’s meeting with Anderson and Nishikori’s clash against Dimitrov are earlier in the day.




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