Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances to Toronto semifinals

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TORONTO- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Friday to advance to the Rogers Cup semifinals.

Djokovic improved to 25-2 against the fifth-seeded Czech player. The Serbian star won the event that rotates between Toronto and Montreal in 2007, 2011 and 2012.

On Saturday, Djokovic will face the winner of the late match between fourth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic played 10th-seeded Gael Monfils of France.

In the other quarterfinals, second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland topped South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-3, and third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.