Fed­erer and Zverev reach Rogers Cup fi­nal

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Roger Fed­erer ad­vanced to the Rogers Cup fi­nal with a 6-3, 7-6 (75) vic­tory over un­seeded Robin Haase of the Nether­lands on Sat­ur­day in Mon­treal.

In Sun­day’s fi­nal, the Swiss veteran will face 20-year-old Alexan­der Zverev, who won last week’s Citi Open in Wash­ing­ton and on Sat­ur­day posted a 6-4, 7-5 tri­umph over 18-year-old De­nis Shapo­valov in the sec­ond semi­fi­nal.

“I think those young play­ers don’t quite know what to ex­pect, and [nei­ther] do I,” Fed­erer said. “It’s a huge op­por­tu­nity for them. . . . It’s very ex­cit­ing for ten­nis.”

The sec­ond-seeded Fed­erer is seek­ing a third Rogers Cup ti­tle to go with wins in 2004 and 2006. A vic­tory would give Fed­erer, ranked third in the world, one of the top two seeds at the U.S. Open, which be­gins Aug. 28 in New York.

Fed­erer, who turned 36 on Tues­day, is on a 16-match win­ning streak, his long­est since 2012 . . . .

In the women’s Rogers Cup held in Toronto, Caro­line Woz­ni­acki of Den­mark ad­vanced to the fi­nal with a 6-2, 6-3 vic­tory over Amer­i­can Sloane Stephens.

Stephens com­mit­ted 41 un­forced er­rors, com­pared with 11 for Woz­ni­acki, who is 0-5 in fi­nals this sea­son.

Woz­ni­acki, 27, won the Rogers Cup in 2010 at Mon­treal, one of 25 ca­reer ti­tles.

The sixth-seeded Woz­ni­acki, who elim­i­nated Stephens in a tidy 83 min­utes, will play in Sun­day’s fi­nal against fifth-seeded Elina Svi­tolina of Ukraine, who routed de­fend­ing cham­pion and No. 2 seed Si­mona Halep of Ro­ma­nia, 6-1, 6-1, in the sec­ond semi­fi­nal.

Halep and Svi­tolina won rain­de­layed quar­ter­fi­nal matches in the morn­ing. Halep beat Caro­line Gar­cia of France, 6-4, 6-2, and Svi­tolina topped fourth­seeded Gar­bine Mugu­ruza of Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

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