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- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 6-3 John Isner: A really solid performance from Gasquet as he reaches his first Masters (1000) event final since 2006. Sunday will be the second time he has played in the final here in Toronto, and in the form he is in, he will be confident of getting his first ever Masters 1000 win. As for Isner, again there were far too many errors from the world number 11.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 6-3 John Isner: For the first time ever in the match, Isner gets to 15-30 on the Gasquet serve, thanks to two really well constructed points, both were finished with fine volleys at the net. A really nervy point follows from Gasquet as the two exchange backhands before Isner finally goes long. Another backhand error gives Gasquet match point. A rather wild forehand from Isner gives Gasquet the match.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 5-3 John Isner: Fine service hold from the American. In the blink of an eye he holds to love. Forcing Gasquet to come out and serve for the match.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 5-2 John Isner: Isner finally gets more than one point on a Gasquet service game as the French man goes long with a forehand at 40-15. But a missed backhand return from the American means Gasquet is able to consolidate his break of serve. One game from a place in the final now.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 4-2 John Isner: More huge serves and brutally struck forehands give Isner a 40-15 lead. But a missed forehand and a net cord for Gasquet makes it deuce. A winning forehand is followed up by another error from the American. A big kick second serve gives Isner a fourth game point, before a first double fault for the American takes us back to deuce. A missed Isner forehand and a stunning backhand winner give Gasquet the break.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 3-2 John Isner: Gasquet has still not lost more than one point on his service games. He closes out another comfortable hold to love with a big serve of his own.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 2-2 John Isner: Isner holds to 15, as this time the American finds the court with a couple of big forehands, as well as some even bigger serves.......of course.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 2-1 John Isner: In truth it's a scrappy game from Gasquet. But Isner continues to make errors and gift the French man service holds. In contrast to the opening three points, Gasquet closes out the game with an exquisite drop shot to hold to 15.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 1-1 John Isner: Isner is not playing well. He makes two shocking unforced forehand errors, as he goes 15-40 down. But as he so often does, the big American slams down four big serves to get him out of trouble. How long will he be able to rely on that serve though?
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6, 1-0 John Isner: It's hard to make out whether Gasquet is serving really well, or if Isner is returning terribly. Either way Gasquet continues to cruise through his service games without having to play too many ground strokes. He holds to 15.
- - Richard Gasquet 7-6 (7-3) John Isner: Big serves are exchanged to take Gasquet to a 5-3 lead. Isner then misses another routine forehand to give Gasquet three set points. Gasquet only needs one as he closes out the set with a classy bounce smash. On the balance of play, he just about deserved it.
- - Richard Gasquet 6-6 John Isner (4-2): Gasquet races to a 3-0 lead in the tie break. But Isner gets it back to 3-2 with a smart volley and a big serve. And he looks like he is going to get the mini break back, dominating the next point, before Gasquet digs out a stunning angled forehand pass.
- - Richard Gasquet 6-6 John Isner: Isner gets into a rally on every point other than the last, as Gasquet's first serve percentage finally dips. But the American makes a number of ground stroke errors, meaning Gasquet holds to love. Tie break time!
- - Richard Gasquet 5-6 John Isner: Isner misses a sitter at 30-15 up to hand Gasquet a sniff of a chance of a break. But the Freench man missses an easy slice approach on the next point. Isner then slams down another huge serve to close out the game.
- - Richard Gasquet 5-5 John Isner: Gasquet hits his 4th ace of the match to get on level terms with Isner both in the aces count, and the game score with Isner. The French man is still yet to lose more than one point in a service game.
- - Richard Gasquet 4-5 John Isner: Isner is now looking comfortable out there. The American has found a good rhythm on his first serve. He holds again to 15.
- - Richard Gasquet 3-4 John Isner: For this game it is like the two players have switched roles. Isner hits a cracking backhand pass at 15-0, but then three big first serves from the French man means he holds easily again.
- - Richard Gasquet 3-4 John Isner: After struggling on his last two service games. Isner slams down four unreturnable first serves to hold to love.
- - Richard Gasquet 3-3 John Isner: Gasquet's ground strokes are firing on all cylinders. Winners off both wings provide another easy service hold to 15.
- - Richard Gasquet 2-3 John Isner: Isner is again in trouble, another stunning pass (this time with the forehand), gets Gasquet to 15-30. He has an opportunity to pass again on the next point, but Isner some how digs out a low volley to make it 30-30. Two big serves later and it's another hold for the American.
- - Richard Gasquet 2-2 John Isner: Gasquet has started this match well. He holds to 15, for once netting with a backhand when 40-0 up. But the rest of the game is pretty much text book from the French man.
- - Richard Gasquet 1-2 John Isner: It takes him almost 6 minutes but Isner finally holds, having saved two break points, he smashes down another big serve to win him the game.
- - Richard Gasquet 1-1 John Isner: A couple of wild errors from Isner allow Gasquet to get to 0-30. But a cleverly constructed point, followed by a big serve gets it back to 30-30. But then we see the first glimse of the Frenchman's devastating backhand, as he passes the American at the net. Isner serves himself out of trouble once, and then is forcesd to serve another ace to save a second break point after he made another forehand error at deuce.
- - Richard Gasquet 1-1 John Isner: Gasquet responds with a pretty faultless love service game.
- - Richard Gasquet 0-1 John Isner. Isner comfortably holds serve to 15, finishing the game off with the first ace of the contest.
- - These two have met twice before. It currently stands at one win a piece. Isner won their last contest in Belgrade on a clay court back in 2010. However, Gasquet has won the only time these two have played on a hard court, although it was back in 2009.
- - So, just 18 minutes later than scheduled, both players are out on court, and are warming up. It is dry for the moment, but there are some nasty looking clouds lingering. The forecast is pretty mixed for the evening, but lets hope most of the rain is out of the way. This should be an intriguing semi final, between two players with contrasting styles.
- - So, the first semi final will get underway shortly (weather permitting). Gasquet is looking to reach his second Toronto Masters final, six years after his last finals appearance. Which, incidentally was his last Masters 1000 final appearance. Isner meanwhile is looking to reach his second Masters 1000 final of the year. The American was a surprise finalist at Indian Wells back in March. It’s a tough one to call.
- - Some good news (and I'm not talking about Mo Farrah winning the 5,000 metres), the rain has stopped and we are now just waiting for the court to dry.
- - The latest news is that the scheduled doubles match, which was meant to be before the first singles semi final, has been moved to the Grandstand court. Meaning, hopefully if the weather clears up, the first semi final between John Isner and Richard Gasquet will get underway as scheduled at 8pm.
- - Hello and welcome to LIVE text coverage of the semi finals of the Rogers Cup, otherwise known as the Toronto (Canadian) Masters. Sadly, yet again the weather is wreaking havoc, as the rain continues to fall.
|Date of Birth||18/06/1986|
|Date of Birth||26/04/1985|