Roger Federer
Roger Federer will face David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.Reuters

British number one Andy Murray is set to face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while Swiss Maestro will lock horns with fifth-seed David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup on Friday.

Tsonga defeated Djokovic in the third round, while Murray received a bye after Richard Gasquet withdrew because of an injury. The Brit edged Tsonga 9-1 in head-to-head encounters, including their most recent clash in Miami, earlier this year.

The French player shocked the reigning Wimbledon champion, who looked rusty and faced a straight set defeat. While Tsonga has not defeated Murray in last six years, the Frenchman insisted that he is working hard on his game.

"I'm working hard every day," Tsonga insisted. "It's not every day you get the rewards of what you're doing every day during the year. You leave your family, practise hard, suffer a lot on the court. And when you win a match like this, you just feel good."

Meanwhile, Federer prevailed over Marin Cilic, while Ferrer rallied back after losing the first set to beat Ivan Dodig. This is their first meeting in two years but importantly the Spaniard hasn't beaten the Swiss Maestro in 14 attempts.

The former world number one is clearly heading as a favourite but he has plenty to improve, after returning on to the court. Federer had to work hard against Cilic and he also squandered six match points in the second set. The Swiss is aware that he cannot be complacent against his Spanish opponent.

"(Ferrer) is an unbelievable returner and has some of the best second-serve returns in the game," said Federer. "If I don't play well, he's one of those guys that you're not going to come through (against)."

Homehope Milos Raonic defeated Julien Benneteau in three sets to book his last-eight clash against Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Raonic has a better 2-1 head-to-head record over Lopez but the Canadian admitted that beating the Spaniard will be tough.

"Obviously as a lefty, things are going to change a little bit with the angles," noted Raonic. "I have been able to find answers in the past against (Lopez), so I'm just going to have that same approach.

"I feel like I have improved since the last time I played him," he added. "I'm looking forward to playing better tomorrow than I did today."

Dimitrov will face South Africa's Kevin Anderson, who defeated Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round. The Bulgarian is aware that he cannot take the South African lightly.

"I know I'm in a good position right now," Dimitrov said. "He obviously had a good win today against Stan. Tomorrow's another day, another match. I like my chances."

Schedule of Play: Quarterfinals

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Andy Murray starts 10:30 pm IST

Kevin Anderson vs Grigor Dimitrov starts 12:30 am IST

David Ferrer vs Roger Federer starts 6:30 am IST

Milos Raonic vs Feliciano Lopez starts 4:30 am IST

Where to Watch Live

The day's action is scheduled for an 8:30 pm IST (11:00 am ET, 4:00 pm BST and 3:00 pm GMT) start with live coverage on Star Sports in India and live streaming option HERE. Rogers Cup will also be streamed live HERE and HERE or catch the live updates HERE.

Sportsnet will telecast the matches live in Canada with live streaming option HERE or listen to the action live online HERE. ESPN 2 will telecast the matches live in the United States with an online streaming option HERE. In South Africa and sub-Sahara region the tournament will be available live on Super Sport with live online viewing option HERE.

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