Result: Novak Djokovic blitzes Richard Gasquet in 51 minutes

Result: Djokovic beats Gasquet in 51 minutes
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Novak Djokovic wastes no time in brushing aside Richard Gasquet at the Rogers Cup, winning his quarter-final 6-1 6-2 in 51 minutes.

Novak Djokovic has booked his place in the Rogers Cup semi-finals after easing past Richard Gasquet in a comfortable straight-sets victory.

Djokovic wasted no time in building a lead in Montreal, breaking Gasquet's serve at the first possible opportunity.

Gasquet stubbornly refused to leave the baseline early on and paid a heavy price, with Djokovic breaking twice to win the first set 6-1 in 25 minutes.

Early in the second set Gasquet showed some glimpses of quality to earn successive holds, including a clever drop-volley which earned applause from the world number one.

Ultimately his resistance counted for little as Djokovic showed no mercy, punishing errors to close out a routine 6-1 6-2 victory in just 52 minutes.

The Serb will now face either Rafael Nadal or Marinko Matosevic in the semi-finals tomorrow night.

Richard Gasquet returns the ball to Michal Przysiezny during their second round match of the French Open on May 31, 2013
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