Sport Sweet 16 for Federer as another win books Rogers Cup final berth

00:05  13 august  2017
00:05  13 august  2017 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Federer books showdown with first-time Masters 1000 semi-finalist Haase

  Federer books showdown with first-time Masters 1000 semi-finalist Haase Robin Haase will enter uncharted territory after securing a last-four meeting with Roger Federer at the Rogers Cup.Roger Federer continued his march towards a third Rogers Cup triumph with a straight-sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.

Sweet 16 for Federer as another win books Rogers Cup final berth .

Roger Federer extended his winning streak to 16 matches and moved into the Rogers Cup final with a straight-sets victory over Robin Haase in Montreal on Saturday. The second seed this week

Roger Federer - cropped: Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup semi-final © Provided by Omnisport Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup semi-final

Roger Federer extended his winning streak to 16 matches and moved into the Rogers Cup final with a straight-sets victory over Robin Haase in Montreal on Saturday.

The second seed this week, Federer was typically dominant on serve for much of the match and never really looked likely to fall victim to an upset against an opponent playing a Masters 1000 semi-final for the first time.

Haase battled gamely, particularly in an entertaining second set that went all the way, but was ultimately beaten 6-3 7-6 (7-5) as Federer earned the latest triumph of a sensational 2017 season.

Federer into Montreal final

  Federer into Montreal final Roger Federer beat Robin Haase to qualify for the Montreal Masters final.Roger Federer beat Robin Haase to qualify for the Montreal Masters final and keep his hopes alive of regaining the world No 1 spot.

Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup semi- final . Roger Federer extended his winning streak to 16 matches and moved into the Rogers Cup final with a straight-sets victory over Robin Haase in Montreal on Saturday.

Robin Haase gave a good account of himself in Montreal, but the underdog could not stop Roger Federer reaching the Rogers Cup final .

Should he go on to win the final, the Australian Open and Wimbledon champion will secure a top-two seeding at the US Open as he continues his bid to reclaim the world number one ranking.

Still moving magnificently in the week he turned 36, Federer made an ominous start by moving 2-0 ahead - taking the fifth break point that came his way in Haase's opening service game.

Although the Dutchman surprisingly broke back, Federer immediately restored his two-game cushion before holding to love for the second time in three attempts.

The Swiss duly wrapped up the first set, but faced greater resistance thereafter as Haase produced some impressive serving of his own.

Having performed so admirably to force a tie-break, Haase started slowly but again showed his character by winning four points in a row from 4-1 down.

It was not enough for the underdog, though, and Haase was beaten when a loose forehand drifted wide on Federer's first match point.

Alexander Zverev and Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov - the shock conqueror of Rafael Nadal earlier this week - meet in Saturday's second semi-final.

Rogers Cup sets new world record in attendance as 216,097 spectators turned up .
The previous record was also in Montreal with 213,760 spectators.A host of stars such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic took part in the event. Alexander Zverev triumphed in a straight-set upset win over Federer in the final on Sunday (13 August).

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