Roger Federer punches ticket to Rogers Cup semi-finals

Paola Ditto
Agosto 13, 2017

Zverev drew upon that experience on Saturday night to end the sensational run of his 18-year-old opponent, notching a convincing 6-4, 7-5 win and setting a final clash with Roger Federer.

Shapovalov won seven of the final eight points of the third set tiebreaker before closing out the match with a forehand victor down the line.

Shapovalov held his serve through a more than 14-minute game early on, but lost it to go down 4-5 in the opening set, double faulting on break point.

Federer is 17-0 in his career against the 35-year-old Ferrer, who was ranked third in the world in 2013 but is now at No.33.

Second-seeded Roger Federer continued his mastery over 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

"If I would have known I would have gone to the finals, I would have said "yes" right away". Federer then took control of the round, winning all of the points in turn in the service. "Both things combined, two major factors in a beginning of a match, I was able to get into the match better". "I think I did a good job again". "Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?"

Next up is unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands, who said he was lucky to come back for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina. I came from vacation, did some fitness, saw how I was feeling and said, 'You know what, I practiced so much the previous year, let's go play some matches'.

Roger Federer will be seeking his third career Rogers Cup title when he competes in Sunday's final at Montreal. "I'll try to enjoy as much as I can". I know it can't continue that way.

Shapovalov, who was born in Israel and moved to Canada before his first birthday, had a great chance at 4-3 in the second set but failed to convert on his three break points.

Fourth seed Alexander Zverev extended his winning streak on hard courts to seven matches as he beat Nick Kyrgios 6-4 6-3. "I also told him that this is just the first match of very, very many that we will play against him". That's why I have a lot of respect for this match today.

"I hope that this match gives me some better rhythm and confidence against Bautista Agut, who plays actually very similar to David", Federer said. "But, in general, to make an achievement like this is good because it shows you can do it".

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