The Canadian contingent make up half of the semifinals in Rogers Cup after Milos Raonic defeated Ernests Gulbis and Vasek Pospisil advanced after Nikolay Davydenko retired.

It took three sets for Raonic in a competitive match against Gulbis. Raonic won the first set in a tiebreaker before dropping the second 4-6. He was able to rally to take the third set 6-4 and will move on to face fellow countryman Pospisil on Saturday.

Pospisil held a 3-0 lead in the first set when Davydenko retired.

Meanwhile a much anticipated match will take place in the other semifinal as both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal advanced, both in straight sets. Djokovic defeated Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2. Nadal took care of Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-2, 6-4.

The Nadal-Djokovic match will pit two of the top 4 players in the World who both also have a legitimate chance to win the last major of the season.

With the two Canadians facing each other in one semifinal, the Country is guaranteed to have one representative in the Final of the Montreal tournament. Both players are playing solid tennis and could have an impact in the upcoming U.S. Open.