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Zverev Ends Shapovalov's Dream Canadian Open, Will Meet Federer in Sunday Final

Zverev Ends Shapovalov's Dream Canadian Open, Will Meet Federer in Sunday Final

He double-faulted on break point in the opening game en route to a quick first-set loss.

Canadian teenager Shapovalov captured the imagination of an entire country, after upstaging top seed and 15-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal as well as Juan Martin del Potro en route to the semi-finals in Montreal.

That said, Stephens did win the most recent clash (New Zealand in 2016) and should have a formula in mind to frustrate Wozniacki with a spot in the finals on the line.

The five-foot-seven 140-pound Argentine, who saved four match points to upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round, reached a quarter-final for the sixth time this year. I came back really fast, from zero to 60 in eight months.

'But I was happy that I was very focused on my service games.

"I know I can't become number one here, I'm just playing Montreal for the tournament that it is, and I'm trying to win it for the first time in my career", Federer said.

epa06141136 Robin Haase of the Netherlands in action against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the ATP Rogers cup men's semi final in Montreal, Canada, 12 August 2017.

Shapovalov put Mannarino in trouble with a big serve at 30-30, but he rushed an overhead to give the Frenchman the break point. That was I think the thing that I struggled the most with today.




The 20-year-old German remained on course to win back-to-back ATP Tour titles with a 7-5 6-4 victory against Kevin Anderson, the player he beat in last week's Citi Open final.

But Federer, a three-time victor of the tournament, recovered to seal a last-eight clash against Roberto Bautista Agut. "Hopefully I can get there one day".

Federer leads Zverev 2-1 with the German winning in Halle previous year while Federer gained revenge this past June.

"I played a lot of good matches, especially yesterday against (seventh-seeded Grigor) Dimitrov", Haase said. "I don't know, I feel like probably he works harder than I do, so he probably deserves it more".

"I hope it gives me a lot of confidence", Haase said of his performance for the week.

Bautista Agut fought off a match point to force a tiebreaker, which the tired-looking Monfils opened with a double fault and never challenged again.

Roger Federer recovered from an uncharacteristic out-of-sorts first set to defeat David Ferrer in the third round of the Rogers Cup.

The Swiss, 36, won 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in Toronto to extend his winning streak to 16 matches and close in on a third Canadian Masters title.


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