Federer beats Haase, meets Zverev in Montreal final

Federer beats Haase, meets Zverev in Montreal final

Federer, the second seed and 2004, 2006 champion in Toronto, will now cross swords with Dutchman Robin Haase for a place in finals.

Federer, who was playing his first match since his emotional Wimbledon triumph, lost just three points on serve throughout what was an extremely one-sided contest.

World No.3 Federer secured the decisive first break against Bautista Agut in the ninth game of the opening set and then served out to take control of the match.

In Friday's quarterfinals, the second-seeded Federer will face 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who outlasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) on center court at Uniprix Stadium. At a fresh 36 years old, it doesn't feel like anybody can slow Federer down at this moment. "I knew that was a very big turning point", Shapovalov said. I expect a good match, " noted the Master, who has won the only clash between the two players, in 2012. "The crowd really lifted me".

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.

Kevin Anderson eased past Sam Querrey 6-4 6-1 while Adrian Mannarino beat Hyeon Chung 6-3 6-3 and will be Shapovalov's quarter-final opponent. "I'm just playing better".

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Things started to come together for the Swiss midway through the second set, however he was still forced to save two break points when serving at 5-4, before drawing level at a set apiece.

In another round-of-16 action, 18-year-old Canadian rising star Denis Shapovalov stunned world No. 2 Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) and stymied the Spaniard's hopes of regaining the No.1 ranking this week.

Roger Federer will be seeking his third career Rogers Cup title when he competes in Sunday's final at Montreal. This will be the first match on hard court.

A win will give help Federer reach his first final of the tournament since losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2014 title match.

"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.

"I'm looking forward to a tough match because he can serve very well and he mixes up his tactics a lot", said Federer. "I'll try to enjoy as much as I can". "It drains you because you know you can do better, but actually your own body is not letting you".

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