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Djokovic, Murray advance in Toronto

August 6, 2014
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2) Wednesday at the Rogers Cup.

After finishing the lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Andy Murray had little trouble winning his opener, defeating 19-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-2 in the first match of the day on center court.

"He outclassed me, he did everything better than me," said Kyrgios, who upset Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

Murray will face either Ivo Kalovic or Richard Gasquet in the next round. Murray could play Djokovic in the quarterfinals.

"It's a tough draw, but it's also good to play against someone like a Novak if you get that opportunity in the buildup to the U.S. Open," Murray said. "You really see where your game is at."

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (4), 6-4 to set up a match with Djokovic.

Milos Raonic will face American Jack Sock later Wednesday.

Last week, Nadal withdrew from tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury.

 
 

 

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