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Jermey Chardy outlasts John Isner in rain-soaked Montreal quarterfinal

  • John Isner, of the United States, tosses the ball to serve to Jeremy Chardy, of France, during the quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    John Isner, of the United States, tosses the ball to serve to Jeremy Chardy, of France, during the quarter-finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia lunges to return to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia lunges to return to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

France's Jermey Chardy beat American John Isner 6-7 (9), 7-6 (13), 7-6 (4) on Friday in a rain-delayed quarterfinal at the Rogers Cup.

The match began nearly 2 hours late and was interrupted more than an hour in the second set by another shower.

Chardy fought off five match points in the second-set tiebreaker. Isner missed a volley at the net and then hit wide on a service return on set point.

The 6-foot-10 Isner had won 11 of his previous 12 matches, taking the title two weeks ago in Atlanta and finishing second last week in Washington.

Chardy advanced to a semifinal against the winner of a match between top-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia and qualifier Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.

In the other quarterfinals, second-seeded Andy Murray of Scotland faced 10th-seeded defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, and seventh-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain was scheduled to play fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan.