Mardy Fish beats downpour in Toronto

Mardy Fish and Richard Gasquet won their third-round matches last night before rain disrupted play at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Fish rallied to beat Juan 
Monaco 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, and Gasquet advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 upset of fourth-seed Tomas Berdych.

Janko Tipsarevic defeated Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-4, and Novak Djokovic led Sam Querrey 6-4, 4-3 when the rains came.

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All singles matches were called off Thursday because of constant drizzle at the Rexall Center in Toronto.

In the women’s Rogers Cup at Montreal, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the tournament yesterday because of a knee injury.

Azarenka, who had a first-round bye, was level at 3-3 in her second-round match against Tamira Paszek when it was suspended by rain on Thursday night.

The 23-year-old Belarusian won two Olympic medals in London, taking gold in mixed doubles and bronze in singles.

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Meanwhile, Lucie Safarova upset Samantha Stosur 7-6 (9), 7-6 (5) to reach the quarter-finals while Caroline Wozniacki, the 2010 champion, defeated qualifier Kiki Bertens 7-5, 6-1.

Petra Kvitova dispatched Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-1. Aleksandra Wozniak led American Christina McHale 7-6 (5), 5-2 when rain interrupted their third-round match.

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