Djokovic rallies to reach quarters

Novak Djokovic, from Serbia, celebrates his victory over Denis Istomin, from Uzbekistan, during third-round play at the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Montreal. Djokovic won 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson

MONTREAL – Novak Djokovic dropped the opening set but recovered quickly to earn a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Denis Istomin to reach the quarter-finals of the Montreal Masters on Thursday.

The top seed was ambushed by two breaks in the opening set by the Uzbek player. Djokovic, winner of the last two editions in Canada, notched his 12th straight victory at the tournament.

He is bidding for a fourth career trophy here after also winning in 2007. He plays on Friday against French seventh seed Richard Gasquet, who beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Follow Us

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94