Result: Novak Djokovic passes tough Denis Istomin test

Result: Djokovic passes tough Istomin test
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Novak Djokovic beats Denis Istomin to set up a quarter-final clash with Richard Gasquet at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Novak Djokovic has come from a set down to beat Denis Istomin in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

The Serbian looked sluggish in the opening set, and was broken at 2-2. He did not win another game as the Uzbek showed composure to wrap it up 6-2.

However, Istomin cracked in the second set, dropping his first-serve percentage from 75% to 50%. That allowed Djokovic to take the set 6-4 and force a decider.

The world number one had to dig deep in the final set but came up with the goods, sealing his progress with an ace down the line.

He will play Richard Gasquet, whom he beat in last year's final, for a place in the last four.

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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