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13 August 2017, 12:07 | Charlene Valdez
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The fourth-seeded Zverev, seeking a second tournament title in as many weeks, advanced to the final on Sunday against second-seeded Roger Federer, a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victor over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.
The 18-year-old Shapovalov, who needed a wild card to get into the tournament, continued his giant-killing form at the hard court tournament by rallying to beat Nadal in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) on Thursday.
By clinching his seventh straight win over the Spaniard in the men's singles event, Federer leads the ATP this season with five titles, including two grand slams, and improved his 2017 record to 34-2.
Kevin Anderson of South Africa downed American Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-1 and will next play fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev, who ousted 16th-seeded Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-3. "I also told him that this is just the first match of very, very many that we will play against him". "I haven't wasted too much energy. I knew that was a very big turning point", Shapovalov said. I came from vacation, did some fitness, saw how I was feeling and said, 'You know what, I practiced so much the past year, let's go play some matches'.
"I struggled against Ferrer early on, so today was better".
The victory marks Wozniacki's first career win against a No.1 and gives the 27-year-old a 6-2 advantage in head-to-head matches with Pliskova. "Even though, Zverev is a more experienced player than Shapovalov at this stage".
But if wins over Mannarino, Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro have been any indication, Shapovalov-who is the youngest player ever to reach a Masters 1000 semifinal-could be on a collision course for a championship clash with Federer.
"It's a huge opportunity for them". I've had several tough matches. He is Wimbledon's golden boy once again, and the tennis world has found itself reformed believers of the graceful and timeless Swiss champion.
"I think he's definitely the favourite", said Zverev of Federer. "I was more committed and a step further in, adjusting my position slightly realizing the ball does fly a lot".
Federer will next face Robin Haase of the Netherlands, who defeated Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 earlier in the day.
Federer won the Rogers Cup in 2004 and 2006 when it was held in Toronto. "It drains you because you know you can do better, but actually your own body is not letting you".
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