Sweat pours off the face of Rafael Nadal of Spain as he plays Kei Nishikori of Japan during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Top-ranked Novak Djokovic survived two match points and rallied to beat Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-1 on Friday night in the Rogers Cup quarterfinals.Djokovic will face France's Jermey Chardy, a 6-7 (9), 7-6 (13), 7-6 (4) winner over American John Isner in the rain-delayed opening match.The tournament winner last week in Washington, Nishikori topped Nadal for the first time in eight attempts.Nishikori was all over Nadal's serve, breaking twice in the first set and twice more in the second.Nishikori will face the second-seeded Murray.Chardy fought off seven match points, five in the second-set tiebreaker.The 6-foot-10 Isner had won 11 of his previous 12 matches, taking the title two weeks ago in Atlanta and finishing second in Washington.
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