Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Roger Cup: Roger Federer rolls into final

Roger Cup: Roger Federer rolls into final

Second-seeded Swiss Roger Federer coasted into the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Spain's Roberto Bautista-Agut here.

The victory marks Wozniacki's first career win against a No.1 and gives the 27-year-old a 6-2 advantage in head-to-head matches with Pliskova.

But if wins over Mannarino, Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro have been any indication, Shapovalov-who is the youngest player ever to reach a Masters 1000 semifinal-could be on a collision course for a championship clash with Federer.

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.

"I'm happy - most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals", said second seed Federer, who has won Masters titles in Indian Wells and Miami in 2017.

"I just tried to stay steady, tried to take the ball on the rise and try to stay aggressive when I could and keep my serves aggressive too", Wozniacki said, according to WTATennis. "Plus I feel comfortable at the net so why not spend some time up there instead of slugging it out from the baseline?" "I also told him that this is just the first match of very, very many that we will play against him". But Adrian did a good job of playing fast with me in the first set, really taking it to me. It's going to be a little bit of a change to me. Shapovalov fought off two break points to stay even at 1-1.

Federer punches ticket to Montreal semis
He is 26 times a champion at this level, whilst Haase is competing in his first Masters 1000 semifinal. Shapovalov fell behind 3-0 before winning seven of the final eight points of the third set tiebreaker.

Federer served two double faults in his opening service game but still managed to save three break points to fend off his bullish opponent.

"It's a huge opportunity for them". We played twice on the Tour, once in Qatar, once in Basel in our home tournament, in the semis. I'm happy to be in the final.

"It's a good race and it's exciting for tennis".

"I think he's definitely the favourite", said Zverev of Federer. Federer said that he is playing the tournament with a lot more flair and confidence. He really put the pressure on me. "Next week (in Cincinnati), different conditions, different courts, so it's tournament by tournament".

In a semifinals, seventh-seeded Rohan Bopanna of India and Ivan Dodig of Croatia defeated sixth-seeded Raven Klaasen of the Netherlands and Rajeev Ram of the United States 4-6, 7-6 (8), 11-9; and fifth-seeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France downed eighth-seeded Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3.

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