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Tennis: Gulbis says Rexall fans plotted against him

Ernests Gulbis blasted Rexall Centre fans, calling them "stupid" and saying they conspired against him Friday in his quarter-final loss to crowd favourite Milos Raonic. "They're used to hockey here, it's okay," Gulbis said of the jeers he received through his 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 loss. "But I don't understand why you need to clap for a double fault. There can be emotions, but I think it's stupid. "I can't call a thousand people stupid. But it's something that I don't understand. That's why all the Canadian players, they play always very well in Canada."

Tennis: Gulbis says Montreal fans plotted against him

Ernests Gulbis blasted Canadian fans, calling them "stupid" and saying they conspired against him Friday in his quarter-final loss to crowd favourite Milos Raonic. "They're used to hockey here, it's okay," Gulbis said of the jeers he received through his 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-4 loss at the ATP Tour Rogers Cup. "But I don't understand why you need to clap for a double fault. There can be emotions, but I think it's stupid. "I can't call a thousand people stupid. But it's something that I don't understand. That's why all the Canadian players, they play always very well in Canada."

Raonic wins to set up all-Canadian semifinal in Montreal

International Sports Desk, Aug 9 (EFE).- Canada's Milos Raonic thrilled the home crowd Friday afternoon at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, edging Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against countryman Vasek Pospisil. Raonic, the world's 13th-ranked player, out-aced Gulbis 10 to six and was also the more consistent server throughout the two-hour, 26-minute match. Gulbis was effective on serve in the first two sets, but in the final set he put just 34 percent of his first serves in play and threw an entire game away with four double faults.

Tennis: ATP Montreal Masters results - collated

Results on the fourth day of the Montreal Masters on Thursday (x denotes seed): 3rd rd Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Rafael Nadal (ESP x4) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL x15) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 Milos Raonic (CAN x11) bt Juan Martin del Potro (ARG x6) 7-5, 6-4 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Andy Murray (GBR x2) 6-4, 6-3 Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-7 (10/12), 6-3 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x5) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Alex Bogomolov (RUS) 6-4, 6-3

Tennis: Djokovic, Nadal advance to Montreal quarters

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were made to work for their wins Thursday as the elite seeds struggled into the quarter-finals of the Montreal Masters. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray failed to advance as he slumped to a shock 6-4, 6-3 loss to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis. Top seed and three-time Canadian champion Djokovic dropped the opening set before swinging back into form to earn a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over 66th-ranked Denis Istomin. Nadal subdued Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.

Tennis: ATP Montreal Masters results - 3rd update

Results on the fourth day of the Montreal Masters on Thursday (x denotes seed): 3rd rd Rafael Nadal (ESP x4) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL x15) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 Milos Raonic (CAN x11) bt Juan Martin del Potro (ARG x6) 7-5, 6-4 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Andy Murray (GBR x2) 6-4, 6-3 Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-7 (10/12), 6-3 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) bt Tomas Berdych (CZE x5) 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) bt Alex Bogomolov (RUS) 6-4, 6-3 str/afp

Tennis: Murray crashes in Montreal, Nadal into last-eight

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray slumped to a shock 6-4, 6-3 to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the Montreal Masters Thursday as Rafael Nadal subdued Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 7-6 (8/6), 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals. Murray, who had won all five previous meetings with the colourful Gulbis, saw his 13-match winning streak ended. The world number two now heads to Cincinnati for a final chance to tune his hardcourt form ahead of his US Open title defence starting in New York on August 26.

Tennis: Gulbis sends Wimbledon champ Murray out of Montreal

Ernests Gulbis handed Wimbledon champion Andy Murray a shock 6-4, 6-3 defeat in the Montreal Masters third round on Thursday. The win was the first in six meetings with the world number two for the Latvian and ended a 13-match winning streak for Murray. Murray now heads to Cincinnati next week for a final chance to tune his hardcourt form for his US Open title defence starting in New York on August 26. Gulbis went through in less than 90 minutes with three breaks of Murray, who has been champion in Canada on two occasions.

Tennis: ATP Montreal Masters results - 1st update

Results on the third day of the Montreal Masters on Wednesday (x denotes seed): 2nd rd Marinko Matosevic (AUS) bt Tommy Haas (GER x10) 5-0 - retired Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x8) 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) Tomas Berdych (CZE x5) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 6-3, 6-4 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) bt Radek Stepanek (CZE) 6-2, 6-4 Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x13) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 Andy Murray (GBR x2) bt Marcel Granollers (ESP) 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) afp

Tomic struggles continue with early exit to Mayer

By Tom Bartlett MONTREAL (Reuters) - Germany's Florian Mayer defied his journeyman status to send Australian young gun Bernard Tomic tumbling in the first round of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Mayer, ranked 50 in the world, came from a set down to win 5-7 6-3 6-3 as the year's sixth Masters series event began under blue skies and warm conditions.
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