Sport Zverev sets up Federer final after topping teenager Shapovalov

05:30  13 august  2017
05:30  13 august  2017 Source:   Omnisport

Rogers Cup sets new world record in attendance as 216,097 spectators turned up

  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).

Federer , though, scraped through to the quarter- finals after outlasting David Ferrer. Meanwhile, German star Alexander Zverev moved into the last eight. Previous Teenager Shapovalov stuns Nadal en route to Montre. Read.

Federer advances to the semi- finals where he will face Robin Haase of the Netherlands, who defeated Diego Schwartzman 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 earlier in the day. Fourth seeded Alexander Zverev defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 to set up a clash of rising stars with Shapovalov .

AlexanderZverev-cropped: German star Alexander Zverev at the Rogers Cup © Provided by Omnisport German star Alexander Zverev at the Rogers Cup

Denis Shapovalov's fairytale run was ended by in-form star Alexander Zverev, who battled through to the final of the ATP Rogers Cup.

Canadian teenager Shapovalov captured the imagination of an entire country, after upstaging top seed and 15-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal as well as Juan Martin del Potro en route to the semi-finals in Montreal.

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

In a glimpse of the future, 20-year-old Zverev – a four-time winner on the ATP Tour this season – needed three match points to see off Shapovalov and earn a showdown with Roger Federer in a repeat of the Halle decider, which the latter won in straight sets.

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  Roger Federer vs Alexander Zverev, Rogers Cup 2017 final: How to watch live on TV, online and mobile Federer will meet Zverev in a final for the second time since June.The Swiss ace will be looking to make it an impressive sixth title of the calendar year as he defeated the likes of Peter Polansky, David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista Agut and Robin Haase to reach this stage.

Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov delighted his home fans when he battled from a set down to Next up for Federer is a quarter- final against 12th-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who Australian Nick Kyrgios fell 6-4 6-3 to fourth seed Alexander Zverev as the German finally claimed

Denis Shapovalov and Alexander Zverev will meet in all-ATP Next Gen semi- final in Montreal, while Robin Haase will face Roger Federer . He sets up an all-ATP Next Gen semi against Zverev who, despite some early trouble, was assured in a 7-5 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson.

It was an even contest in the first set, Shapovalov and Zverev going toe-to-toe until the ninth game.

Shapovalov double-faulted as he crumbled for the first time, handing Zverev a 5-4 lead, and the German served out the set.

As has so often been the case during the tournament, Shapovalov was not overawed, sticking to his aggressive style, much to the delight of the crowd.

And Shapovalov almost struck in the seventh game, but he wasted three break points at 0-40.

Zverev was as cold as ice from that point, though Shapovalov battled, claiming the decisive break for a 6-5 lead to silence the partisan stadium.

There was one last rally from Shapovalov, who saved two match points and earned three break point opportunities of his own, though Zverev fended off all of them.

Shapovalov sprayed a forehand wide and it gave Zverev a third chance to close out the match and he did.

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.

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