Montreal: Number one Novak Djokovic lined up a Montreal Masters semi-final with a second straight French opponent after defeating fifth seed Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.
Djokovic, playing his first event on the ATP top ranking, will on Saturday face 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who followed up his third-round upset of two-time winner Roger Federer with a win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-4.
"I have played the best match of the tournament, no doubt," Djokovic said. "Everything was going well. I had a difficult game on 2-2 to hold my serve. After that, when I made the first break it was incredible, nine, 10 games in a row.