12 Aug 2012

Djokovic to meet Gasquet in Toronto final

5:43 pm on 12 August 2012

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Frenchman Richard Gasquet have advanced to the final of the Toronto tennis Masters after each secured routine victories.

Top-seeded Djokovic, seeking his third title in the event in five years, booked his spot in the title showdown with a 6-4 6-1 win over fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic in a match that started two hours late because of rain.

Djokovic will go into the final with a 6-1 head-to-head record against Gasquet and has won all four meetings since losing to the Frenchman at the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup in China.

Gasquet, the tournament's 14th seed, beat a higher-ranked opponent for the second time in three matches when he stunned big-serving American eighth-seed John Isner 7-6 6-3.

The Frenchman beat fourth-seed Tomas Berdych in the last 16.