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Dutchman Haase tops Schwartzman to reach Rogers Cup semifinals

Dutchman Haase tops Schwartzman to reach Rogers Cup semifinals

Roger Federer, who is now involved in a race to the top of the ATP rankings along with Rafael Nadal, will attempt to win his 16th consecutive match as he faces Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Montréal. tennis-tourtalk said.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer extended his winning streak to 15 matches as he beat Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the semi-finals. 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.

In a widely circulated photo from the 2008 Rogers Cup, a then-nine-year-old Shapovalov can be seen posing next to Nadal, but the Canadian up-and-comer said on Friday he doesn't remember the picture being taken.

"He's honestly the best player I've ever played in my life", said Shapovalov, the youngest man to beat a top-two player since the 17-year-old Nadal beat Federer in 2004.

After facing a run of veterans, he will be up against the 20-year-old Zverev, who beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-5, 6-4. The 36-year-old Swiss will next face unseeded Dutchman Robin Haase, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victor over Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion has now won all 16 sets in his seven matches against Bautista Agut.