Federer fights into Rogers final

  • Federer fights into Rogers final

Federer fights into Rogers final

"A bit surprising, to be quite honest, because I hadn't practiced much".

But the 18-year-old was unable to overcome the hurdle of fourth seed Zverev, who prevailed 6-4 7-5 on Saturday.

The 36-year-old Federer blasted nine aces and lost just nine points on his serve as he extended his match win streak to 16 - his longest win streak in five years.

He is due to face Alexander Zverev in the final after the German brought Denis Shapovalov's thrilling tournament to an end. "Even though, Zverev is a more experienced player than Shapovalov at this stage".

Switzerland's Roger Federer is just one win away from claiming a third Rogers Cup title after he made it through to tomorrow's final with a straight-sets victory. I've been able to keep points short.

"I've been against the wall a couple times this week and I'm very happy I've come out several times just playing really good tennis in those situations", said Shapovalov after his Friday victory. I came from vacation, did some fitness, saw how I was feeling and said, 'You know what, I practiced so much the a year ago, let's go play some matches'.

"It's a huge opportunity for them".

Having won his maiden Masters 1000 tournament in Rome, beating Novak Djokovic in the final, Zverev will be confident heading into what will be one of the biggest tests of his nascent career.

"But even Zverev, same thing". Never really on a hard court, except at the Hopman Cup. I haven't played him that much yet.

Shapovalov, who became the youngest player ever to enter a Masters 1000 semifinal, beat 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro and top-seeded Spanish star Rafael Nadal during his phenomenal run. "Next week (in Cincinnati), different conditions, different courts, so it's tournament by tournament".

In doubles 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.