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Federer, Canadian teen Shapovalov reach semis in Montreal

Federer, Canadian teen Shapovalov reach semis in Montreal

I've been really clean at net.

Denis Shapovalov's dream week ended, but a rivalry may have been born with rising star Alexander Zverev. EPA/WARREN TODACaroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates her win over Sloane Stephens of the US after their semi-final match in the Rogers Cup Women's Tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada, 12 August 2017.

"My whole life has changed in the past five days", he said. He has an ATP Tour high five titles in 2017.

If Federer can defeat Haase, he'll be on track to capture his sixth singles title of the year and lock up the No. 1 seed at the U.S. Open, with Andy Murray injured and Novak Djokovic out for the remainder of the season. He is the lowest-ranked player to reach a Masters semifinal since Andrei Pavel (191st) in 2003 in Paris and the lowest to get to a Rogers Cup semifinal since Harel Levy (144th) in 2000.

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Through all that chaos, Matsuyama, ranked third in the world, kept alive his chances to bring Japan its first major win. So I hit a six iron and just said, "okay, I'll bounce it up the cart path and see where this goes".

That left Federer serving for the set and the 36-year-old made no mistake, holding to love in a game sealed by an ace. But the German was too sharp, winning 81 per cent of the points off his serve compared to 64 per cent for Shapovalov.

Shapovalov, who needed a wild card to gain entry into the tournament, continued his cinderella run Friday by rallying to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. He leapt in the air as he closed out the match. "Even though, Zverev is a more experienced player than Shapovalov at this stage". I'm most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals. I gave away a lot of breaks with double faults. "It was a good decision for me". I tried to slow things down in the second.

Asked what he felt most proud of, he said "my fighting spirit. I knew that was a very big turning point", Shapovalov said. This will be the first match on hard court. Just getting through it every day.

The Dutch Robin Haase became the first semi-finalist of the component male of the Rogers Cup thanks to a victory in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in front of the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, Friday afternoon, on the centre court of the Uniprix Stadium.

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The 24-year-old Schwartzman will next face Dutchman Robin Haase, who upset seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-1 in 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Bautista Agut struggled on his serve as he was broken three times and won just 65 per cent of his first serve points.

Prior to this, the pair had met only once during a Davis Cup World Group play-off in 2012, when Federer clinched a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win.

"I think he's definitely the favourite", Zverev said". That's why I have a lot of respect for this match today. "After one-and-a-half years, I got back. But, as I have practised with him quite a bit, maybe I am better prepared than if I would have never hit with him before".

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates after the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City , in London , Britain, on August 11, 2017 .


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