Terrific Tsonga powers on
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga continued his fine run of form at the ATP Rogers Cup with a straight sets victory over Grigor Dimitrov to reach the final.
The 13th seeded Frenchman overcame the Bulgarian seventh-seed 6-4 6-3 in just 85 minutes in Toronto to improve his head-to-head record against the 23-year-old to 4-0.
Having already accounted for top seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic this week, as well as two-time former Canadian champion Andy Murray, Tsonga showed no signs of letting up as he took the first in impressive fashion, saving four break points while serving for the opener at 5-4, all with service winners.
Dimitrov tried to fight back in the second set, but to no avail, as Tsonga grabbed two more breaks of serve to secure a straightforward victory.
He will next face either Roger Federer or Spain's Feliciano Lopez, with the Swiss ace looking to win a landmark 80th career title at the event.
It is Tsonga's first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final in three years, having last finished runner-up at the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters.