Djokovic stays on course
World number two on track to defend Toronto crown
Last Updated: 12/08/12 9:31am
Novak Djokovic: Returned from rain delay in top form
Defending champion Novak Djokovic will take on Richard Gasquet of France in the final of the Toronto Masters on Sunday.
The world number two overcame a rain delay to beat fellow Serbian Janko Tipsarevic 6-4 6-1, while Gasquet beat John Isner of American 7-6 6-3.
Djokovic, seeking a third win in five years in Toronto, moved 3-2 ahead before the weather - a constant threat this week - closed in once again.
After 90 minutes off court, the players returned and Djokovic was dominant throughout, never threatened on serve as he won through in an hour and 45 minutes.
He will take a 6-1 head-to-head record against Gasquet into Sunday's match although the Frenchman has been in fine form all week.
Wins over higher ranked players Tomas Berdych and Mardy Fish were followed by victory over Isner, showing little fear of the eight-seed's huge serve.
Instead it was Gasquet who dominated on serve, never giving Isner a glimpse of a break point as he came through with ease in an hour and 20 minutes.
"The key of this match was to return well, and I did it," said the 14th seed. "I had to do a big tie-break and then I felt well."
Isner later pulled out of next week's Cincinnati tournament complaining of a back injury.