Fiji Time: 11:46 PM on Friday 30 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Top seeds out of Toronto event

Afp
Saturday, August 09, 2014

TORONTO, Canada - World number one Novak Djokovic slumped to a lacklustre 6-2 6-2 defeat to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the ATP Tour's Toronto Masters third round yesterday and was joined at the exit door by third-seeded doubles partner Stan Wawrinka.

Newly-married Djokovic, who needed almost three hours to get past Gael Monfils in his opening tie this week, looked under-prepared against Tsonga, the powerful French 13th seed.

Wimbledon champion Djokovic finished with 18 unforced errors and dropped serve four times.

Tsonga saved a break point in the final game of the 63-minute rout, with the heavy hitter pounding over a serve which Djokovic could not handle on match point.

Djokovic came to Canada having won five of the last six Masters events he had contested.

Thursday's loss was only his fifth of the season against 38 wins.

The victory marked the third time that Tsonga had beaten a world number one after putting out Rafael Nadal at Queen's three years ago and defeating Roger Federer in Canada in 2009.

Tsonga also fired eight aces in victory and next plays Andy Murray who made the quarter-finals without hitting a ball when scheduled opponent Richard Gasquet, the French 12th seed, withdrew with an abdominal strain.

South Africa's Kevin Anderson beat Australian Open champion Wawrinka 7-6 (10-8) 7-5.

"It was an okay match, for sure, but it's tough to lose that one," said Wawrinka, who will now head for the Cincinnati Masters next week, his final tune-up for the US Open which gets under way on August 25.

"In general he served really well. It was tough to return, a little bit windy.

"But I had some chances, especially in the first set. I had set point and two, three times Love-30. It was more about choosing the right shot to play. I made some mistakes that I shouldn't have."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64940.6304
JPY 50.608347.6083
GBP 0.37960.3716
EUR 0.44010.4281
NZD 0.68800.6550
AUD 0.65010.6251
USD 0.49600.4790

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Carjack case on to High Court
  2. Suspended MP vows to fight on
  3. Life on a thread
  4. BAF fines Times
  5. 'Interviews not allowed'
  6. Nakaora under probe
  7. Coach's tough call
  8. Carjacking in broad daylight
  9. More suspects arrested in carjacking case
  10. ALLOWANCE Parliament approves raise for MPs

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  2. Carjack case on to High Court Friday (30 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial Monday (26 Sep)