Kei Nishikori of Japan returns to Rafael Nadal of Spain during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Kei Nishikori swept aside Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a swift 6-2 6-4 victory, while world number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points before beating Latvian Ernests Gulbis.Japan's Nishikori, seeded fourth, took just 82 minutes to beat the Spaniard, a 14-times grand slam champion and a winner three times at the Rogers Cup.Nishikori will next meet Andy Murray in the semi-finals after the Briton defeated defending champ Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4 6-4 .Djokovic almost joined Nadal on the way out but rallied from a set down to beat Gulbis 5-7 7-6(7) 6-1, setting up a semi-final with Jeremy Chardy of France.Unseeded Chardy also clawed his way back from the brink, saving seven match points to beat American John Isner 6-7(9) 7-6(13) 7-6(4) and reach his first Masters Series semi-final.
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