Sweet 16 for Federer as he books Rogers Cup final berth

Sweet 16 for Federer as he books Rogers Cup final berth

Nadal will play Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who beat 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3, 7-6 (4) on a sultry Wednesday afternoon match.

Bautista Agut's serve finally came under concerted pressure in game seven, but Federer surprisingly misfired with a pair of backhands as the Spaniard held firm.

Ferrer took the first set 6-4 against world number three, who had not dropped a set since his shock defeat to Tommy Haas at the Mercedes Cup in June. He defused some of Shapovalov's aggression with stellar defense and he produced a high level of consistency and physicality that the southpaw could not match.

Haase began the third set powerfully, racing into a 2-0 lead, after a terrific top spin lob shot clinched the break of serve in the second game.

The junior Wimbledon victor and tournament wild card entered the week with three ATP-level wins and has added four more so far.

World number three Federer secured the decisive first break against Bautista Agut in the ninth game of the opening set and then served out to take control of the match.

This was when the intestinal fortitude of Zverev shone brightest.

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Aaron Ramsey came off the bench to level with eight minutes remaining before Giroud wrapped up the points. He has a big weight in the squad and it was a relief for me that he made a decision to stay".

Federer took the opening with both hands as he ruthlessly served out the set in the next game easily, clinching it 6-4.

Shapovalov spent much of the match alternating between errors and impressive winners, consistently fighting off break points on his serve.

Germany's top player echoed those sentiments in press, elaborating on what he felt could be the beginning of a solid rivalry.

"I just tried to stay steady, tried to take the ball on the rise and try to stay aggressive when I could and keep my serves aggressive too", Wozniacki said, according to WTATennis. "Yeah, in the juniors, I just felt sometimes when I used to play guys, you know, somewhere in the world where I felt like technically maybe they were struggling". "I started off pretty slow, just drained from (Thursday)".

The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., had his sights set on a place in the top 100 in the ATP rankings this year, but a successful run at the Rogers Cup has guaranteed him a place in the mid-60s - and he's not finished. He defeated former US Open victor Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to set up the showdown with Nadal.

"I think those young players don't quite know what to expect, and (neither) do I, because nobody quite knows", said Federer. Will he be able to consistently reproduce the inspired tennis when the fatigue of the tour sets in? The win over Donaldson put him in a quarterfinal for the sixth time this year.

"I'm very happy that I've made it here", he said.