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The Buzz: Monfils stuns, Dr. Ivo jokes

Jul 30, 2016
written by: Lyra Pappin
written by: Lyra Pappin
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Gael Monfils flipped the script for hometown hero Milos Raonic on Friday night.

Taking out the Canadian in a power-punch combo of 6-4, 6-4, saving four out of four break points en route to his first semifinals berth at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank.

It came as a bit of a shock to the Canadian crowd, clearly on their guy’s side, but with Monfils in THIS kind of form, it’s tough to fault Raonic for failing to stop the force that was Gael on Friday night.

Plus, this important stat! ☺️

The night’s first session got off to a more straightforward result, with world No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic downing Tomas Berdych in straights. Although….. Tomas DID have three set points in the opening set. But. Then…

Earlier in the day, Stan Wawrinka made quick work of Kevin Anderson, and Kei Nishikori ended Grigor Dimitrov’s mini win-streak.

Stan’s backhand continues to blow everyone away.

In the final match of Friday night, Canadians and Olympic dynamic duo Vasek Pospisil and the ageless Daniel Nestor secured their spot in the semifinals, where they will face Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray.

Earlier in the day, Bruno actually said he’d pick Daniel as his dream doubles partner so… this one should be good! ?

In off court but on Twitter news, we couldn’t help but enjoy the following exchange.

Basically, when you ask Dr. Ivo this:

You get that:

ACED IT, off the court. ?

Now, we wait for a stacked semifinal Saturday… see you soon!


Who’ll come out on top? We can’t wait to find out. See you there!