Federer and Zverev reach Rogers Cup final
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.