Tsonga scores giant upset against Djokovic at Rogers Cup

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga his win against Novak Djokovic during the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre in...

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga his win against Novak Djokovic during the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, Aug. 7, 2014. (RONALD MARTINEZ/Getty Images/AFP)

Ian Shantz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:32 PM ET

TORONTO - Tennis fans witnessed a huge upset and some surprising twists at the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Thursday.

World No. 1 and top-seeded Novak Djokovic, the tournament winner when the event was last held in Toronto, in 2012, has been eliminated.

Frenchman Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga did the honours, ousting his Serbian opponent 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court at the Rexall Centre.

The 13th-seeded Tsonga will next face Andy Murray in a quarterfinal Friday.

Murray should be well-rested as he arrives to the quarters having played just one match — a two-setter Wednesday — before advancing via walkover after Richard Gasquet of France withdrew from the tournament minutes before he was schedule to face Murray on Thursday afternoon.

Gasquet, who eliminated Canadian Vasek Pospisil earlier in the week, cited an abdominal strain as his reason for pulling out.

Djokovic joins third-seeded Stan Wawrinka as a top-five player to be eliminated Thursday. Wawrinka was upset by South African Kevin Anderson in two sets earlier in the day.

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