Monfils tops Goffin to reach Toronto quarterfinals
TORONTO (AP) Gael Monfils outlasted Belgium's David Goffin 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-4 on Thursday in the third round of the Rogers Cup.
Monfils, the 10th-seeded Frenchman who won the Citi Open on Sunday in Washington, won when Goffin put a backhand into the net at York University's Aviva Centre. Monfils will face Canadian Milos Raonic or American qualifier Jared Donaldson in the quarterfinals.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia faced Radek Stempanek of the Czech Republic in the late match.
In other third-round matches, second-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland beat 16th-seeded Jack Sock of the United States 7-6 (3), 6-2; third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan topped Rajeev Ram of the United States, 6-3, 6-4; South Africa's Kevin Anderson edged 12th-seeded Bernard Tomic of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; and Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov beat Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 7-5.