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Tsonga upsets Murray to reach Toronto semifinal

August 9, 2014
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the Rogers Cup semifinals with a second straight upset victory.

The 13th-seeded Frenchman beat eighth-seeded Andy Murray 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 on Friday.

On Thursday, Tsonga upset top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 6-2.

"I don't have a lot of confidence behind me," Tsonga said. "I try to be consistent in my work, and I'm sure it will give me some rewards.

"This week is kind of rewards for me, you know, to play like this, to beat two guys in the top 10. It's good, and I hope it will continue."

Murray reached the quarterfinals by walkover when Richard Gasquet withdrew.

"I thought it was a high-level match with a few games by both of us in the second and third sets that were a bit scrappy," Murray said.

Tsonga will face seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday. Dimitrov beat Kevin Anderson 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (6).

In the other quarterfinals, Feliciano Lopez beat sixth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, and second-seeded Roger Federer faced fifth-seeded David Ferrer.



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