Federer to meet Zverev for title
Montreal, Canada - Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance on Saturday at the ATP Montreal Open tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final.
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 raised his game to another level when it mattered most, beating Netherlands Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 in just 75 minutes.
"I'm very excited to be back in the finals," Federer said. "A bit surprising, to be quite honest, because I hadn't practiced much."
Second seeded Federer will clash on Sunday with German Alexander Zverev who ended the Cinderella run of 18 year old Canadian Denis Shapovalov with a 6-4, 7-5 win in the other semifinal.
The 19-time Grand Slam winner Federer is seeking his 27th Masters 1000 title and his third Canadian Masters crown after wins in 2004 and 2006.
Zverev, 20, will have a much tougher time against the skilled veteran Federer than he did in beating Shapovalov. Zverev came into Montreal with four titles this season while Shapovalov had just three career match victories. Shapovalov leaves Montreal with seven career wins, including a shocking upset of ten-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal.
Wozniacki snaps Stephens’ run
Toronto, Canada - Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki rolled into the final of the WTA Toronto tennis by cooling off the red-hot Sloane Stephens, while Elina Svitolina needed two wins on Saturday to punch her ticket to the title match.
Wozniacki, the 2010 champion, required 80 minutes to eliminate a resurgent Stephens 6-2, 6-3 and reach her sixth final of 2017.
Fifth seeded Svitolina quashed defending champ Simona Halep's quest for back-to-back titles with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition. The win came just hours after she ousted reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in a quarterfinal that was postponed from Friday due to rain.
Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his victory over Robin Haase in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday