Djokovic reaches Rogers Cup final

Novak Djokovic will face either Andy Murray or Kei Nishikori in the final of the Rogers Cup after a straight-sets win over Jeremy Chardy in Montreal, Canada on Saturday.

The World number one needed 81 minutes to see off Chardy, who is rankled 48 places below him on the ATP world rankings.

Djokovic got off to the perfect start, breaking the Frenchman in the very first game and then holding his serve to take a 2-0 lead.

The Serbian was seldom troubled in the remainder of the first set, and didn’t face a single break point. He served out the set for a 6-4 win.

The second set followed a similar script, with Djokovic forcing Chardy to defend two break points in the first game.

Chardy survived and managed to hold his next service game too, but finally succumbed to the pressure in game five to hand Djokovic control of the contest. The nine-time grand slam winner held his serve and eased to another 6-4 win.

World number three Murray and world number four Nishikori will meet in the second semi-final on Sunday to determine who will face Djokovic.

Djokovic has faced Murray 27 times in his career; winning 19 of the matches and losing eight. Nishikori has fared slightly better against the 28-year-old winning twice and losing four times.

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