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Andy Murray to face Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in Rogers Cup

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Andy Murray will face Jo Wilfried-Tsonga in the quarter finals of the Rogers Cup in Canada.

Richard Gasquet, the Scot’s third round opponent, was forced to concede the match after pulling out with an abdominal injury.

In the round before that the 2013 Wimbledon champion beat Nick Kyrgios - Rafa Nadal’s 2014 Wimbledom victor - 6-2 6-2 in a comprehensive and commanding performance leaving the Australian with nothing to take away from the tournament.

Dimitrov awaits

If Murray beats the inform Frenchman he could set up a clash with nemesis Grigor Dimitrov in the semi finals who he lost to in the quarters of this year’s Wimbledon. Therefore he has all the motivation he needs to overcome Tsonga during this game.

The world number 15 is absolutely flying after his shock defeat of world number one Novak Djokovic in his previous round and will give Murray a huge test.

What is even more incredible about the win is that Djokovic had won five out of his last six masters events and many thought he would breeze through.

But any professional sportsman knows that as soon as you take something for granted, it can leave you exposed.

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Shocks

Third seed Stanislas Wawrinka lost to the big serving Kevin Anderson in three sets and number four seed Tomas Berdych lost by the same amount to Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.

Raonic in, Bouchard out

All quarter final matches of this ATP tour event will happen in the next three days and there are some big names still left in the draw.

Among them is home-favourite Milos Raonic who matches up with Lopez. Another Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, was completely out of sorts in her opening match of the tournament.

She was trounced 0-6 6-2 0-6 by American qualifier Shelby Rogers whose relentless approach was too much for the 2014 Wimbledon finalist to handle. The pressure of playing in front of a home crowd was clearly too much to handle.

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