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Djokovic eases into Toronto final

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Novak Djokovic enjoyed a 12th successive victory over Gael Monfils to book his spot in the final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. 

The world No 1 recovered from a shaky start to see off the acrobatic Frenchman 6-3 6-2 in just 74 minutes and will now face Japan's Kei Nishikori in Sunday's final.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion from Serbia had his serve broken in the third game of the opening set but that was as good as it got for Monfils who proceeded to lose 10 of the next 12 games.

Djokovic, who is chasing a fourth career title in Canada, admitted his performance against Monfils was his best of the tournament so far.

The 29-year-old said: "This was my best match of the week and it came at the right time.

"You never know what is going to come the other way from a guy who has been in top form the last couple of weeks.

"He won in Washington last week and came in here and won comfortably in most of his matches. I had to stay committed from the beginning and I'm very, very pleased with the way I played."

As for taking on Nishikori, who he has beaten nine times in 11 meetings, Djokovic added: "Playing against Kei is never easy.

"He's been around. He's an established top-five, top-10 player and he's one of the quickest on Tour."

Although the 26-year-old Nishikori has never won a Masters Series event, he did beat Djokovic in the US Open semi-finals of 2014.

The world No 6 set up his showdown with Djokovic courtesy of a 7-6 (8-6) 6-1 triumph over Stan Wawrinka.

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