Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rogers Cup Update: Path Now Clear For Djokovic As Federer Is Defeated By Tsonga Yet Again

In what is turning out to be a most unusual Masters 1000-level tournament in Montreal, today's results at the Rogers Cup were very similar to the previous days as #3 overall seed Roger Federer was upset tonight in his third-round match.

Jo-Wilifried Tsonga pulled off another stunner against Federer, winning 7-6, 4-6, 6-1.  Some may remember that Tsonga was also the one who knocked Federer out of Wimbledon this year in the quarterfinals.

With Federer's early exit, it seems that the odds are now heavily stacked in Novak Djokovic's favor, as none of the rest of the Big Four (Nadal, Federer, Murray) have made it into the quarterfinals.

Djokovic continued his amazingly consistent high level of play today in his victory of Marin Cilic 7-5 6-3.

In fact, Djokovic is now 50-1 for the year, going 26-0 on hard courts during that time.

The quarterfinals for the Rogers Cup will be played tomorrow (Friday).

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