Despite being interrupted by a few rain delays, organizers at the Rogers Cup were able to complete their semi-final matchups, which will set up a tournament final tomorrow evening with no hassles. In the final, it will be Richard Gasquet of France hoping to knock off the heavily-favoured Novak Djokovic, who is looking to win his second-straight (and third overall) Rogers Cup.
The rain didn’t prove to be much of a factor in the first semi-final matchup between Richard Gasquet and American John Isner. After all, it took just 80 minutes for Gasquet to win the match, defeating Isner 6-7 (9), 6-3.
The second matchup wasn’t quite as smooth. The matchup between the Serbians, Djokovic and Janko Tipseravic were caught in the rain but were able to finish their match as the reigning champion won in straight sets: 6-4, 6-1 to advance to tomorrow’s final.
As the #14 seed, Richard Gasquet looks to be overmatched as he not only faces the #1 seed but a two-time champion of this tournament. Stranger things have definitely occurred, though, and, like all of his previous opponents, Djokovic certainly will not be inclined to overlook the Frenchman.
Will it be the trifecta for Novak or will Gasquet begin to make his mark as a singles competitor with an upset? We will find out tomorrow night at 7pm as the two finalists will take the court to decide who will be left standing in Toronto.