Tennis: Djokovic routs Gasquet to reach semis

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against Richard Gasquet of France during the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on Aug 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Novak Djokovic delivered a crushing 6-1, 6-2 defeat to France's Richard Gasquet as
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates match point against Richard Gasquet of France during the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on Aug 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Novak Djokovic delivered a crushing 6-1, 6-2 defeat to France's Richard Gasquet as the top seed motored into the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters on Friday. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONTREAL, Quebec (AFP) - Novak Djokovic delivered a crushing 6-1, 6-2 defeat to France's Richard Gasquet as the top seed motored into the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters on Friday.

Djokovic, a three-time champion in Canada who is bidding for his third-straight title at the event, won his eighth match out of nine against Gasquet and his sixth in a row in the series.

The Serb world number one will Saturday face the winner from Rafael Nadal and Australian qualifier Marinko Matosevic.