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#GetCloser: Seen and Heard on quarter-final Friday

Jul 30, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
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No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 10 Gael Monfils. No. 2 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 3 Kei Nishikori. Not a bad semifinal line-up at all at Rogers Cup presented by National Bank! And it was a fantastic quarter-final day of tennis that brought us to the final four.

While many Canadian tennis fans may have hoped to see Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic in the semifinals, it was not to be as Gael Monfils continued his impressive run.

He is certainly on a hot streak!

Monfils has now won nine straight matches. No big.

The Frenchman’s win sets up an enticing affair with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who eked past Tomas Berdych in two hours. Keep dancing, Nole!

Stan Wawrinka was the first one through to the round of four over Kevin Anderson, in what he referred to as one of the best matches he’s played this year.

This young guy was having a great time during the Nishikori-Dimitrov match! Nice moves, kid.

Hope he was cheering for Kei Nishikori, because it was the Japanese star who advanced into his second straight Rogers Cup semifinal.

Afterward, Kei met with Japanese pro soccer player Tsubasa Endoh of Toronto FC.

Two Canadians DID advance on Friday, as Vasek Pospisil and Daniel Nestor posted a big win over Czech powerhouses Berdych and Stepanek.

Vasek sure was excited beforehand! Is this a new nickname for Daniel? #SilkyNesty

Be sure to cheer them on Canada!

Take a sneak peek inside a day in the life of Milos Raonic. This special feature letting fans get closer to Milos aired prior to the Raonic-Monfils semifinal.

It was Emirates Day on Friday, with fans receiving a sweet new hat upon entry! Sun protection is key on a hot Toronto summer day.

Bruno Soares took some photos with fans after booking his spot in the semis. Soares is two-time former Rogers Cup champion with former partner Alexander Peya, and he’s two wins from another title – this time with Brit Jamie Murray.