Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off the biggest upset at the Rogers Cup after dismissing top seed Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 6-2, in their Wednesday’s third-round clash.
Tsonga fired 23 winners and converted all four break-point chances to clinch victory in 63 minutes and beat Djokovic for the first time since the 2010 Australian Open, ending an 11-match losing streak.
“For me today it was great,” said Tsonga. “I played a good match. Soon in the match I was in good condition. I served pretty well, I was pretty aggressive.”
In the quarterfinal, Tsonga will next face Andy Murray, who advanced after Richard Gasquet withdrew due to an abdominal ailment. Murray leads their head-to-head clash, 9-1.
Meanwhile, Kevin Anderson fired 29 winners and 11 aces en route to a third-round upset of third seed Stan Wawrinka, 7-6(8), 7-5, in one hour and 44 minutes.
Anderson, who recorded his 30th match win of the season, advanced against Grigor Dimitrov, who held off Tommy Robredo, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and four minutes.
On the women’s side, 14th seed Carla Suarez Navarro stunned fourth seed Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, in the third round of the event played in Montreal.
In the quarterfinal, Suarez Navarro will next face 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki, who downed qualifier Shelby Rogers, 6-1, 6-0.