Federer accesses to the final of the Rogers Cup

Sport 15 August, 2017

Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
The swiss player Roger Federer, on Saturday afternoon

Switzerland’s Roger Federer has earned his pass to the final of the men’s singles of the Rogers Cup thanks to a victory of 6-3, 7-6 (5) against Dutchman Robin Haase on Saturday afternoon on the centre court of the Uniprix Stadium.


The match was played under a beautiful blue sky, contrary to the weather forecast of the pessimists who had been announced over the past few days. It is concluded after 1 h 14 action when Haase sent a forehand far beyond the bottom line.


Federer will be at his second participation in a final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. In 2007, he was inclined in three sleeves 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-7 (2) facing the Serbian Novak Djokovic, in 2 hours and 13 minutes.


The duel has offered very little of dramatic moments, if not this kind of cry from the heart that has launched Haase in the third game of the second set when a spectator shouted out ” Come on Roger ! “.


“My name is Robin ! “, promptly retorted the Dutchman while he was preparing to make its service, causing the laughter and applause of the public. We have even seen Federer a smile.


It must be said that Haase had need of all the support from the crowd as he could get, because Federer had been dominant in the service until then.


Throughout the first round, Federer has conceded only six points, including four in the same game, the third, that he has lost due to an error caused.


But around this accident, the Swiss 36-year-old has even managed to break the service of his rival on two occasions, and when he regained the advantage with a 3-1, it was never threatened the rest of the set.

He has put an end to this first round in 28 minutes with an ace.

Federer has continued in the same vein in the second set, giving a single point in its first six games to the service. It is even allowed three consecutive aces in the fourth game.

Haase has been a lot more tough to his service in the second set, during which he scored eight of his nine aces, including two on to complete the 11th game in his favor.


In the tiebreaker, Federer has built advances to 3-0 and 4-1 before to resist the attempted comeback of his rival.

Half-expected final

In the evening, at 20 h, the Uniprix Stadium will vibrate with the rhythm of a semi-final that promises between Canadian Denis Shapovalov, and German Alexander Zverev, two of the most beautiful hopes of the tennis male.

This will be the first match-up to life between Shapovalov and Zverev on the circuit of the ATP.


Incidentally, the direction of Tennis Canada announced that the fight between Shapovalov and Zverev will be offered to fans on a giant screen, near the large stage located on the site of the Uniprix Stadium, at a cost of $ 20. It will be the same for the grand final on Sunday afternoon.

Rohan Bopanna, India, and Ivan Dodig, of Croatia, reached the final of the doubles tournament of the Rogers Cup on Saturday afternoon, thanks to a victory of 4-6, 7-6 (8), 11-9 against the duo of the South African Raven Klaasen and American Rajeev Ram.

In the tiebreaker of the second set, Bopanna and Dodig, seventh-seeded, had to save two match balls in the face of the duo ranked sixth, after having received four balls set.

In the final, on Sunday, they will face the tandem composed of the Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, fifth head of series, or the one composed of the Austrian Oliver Marash and the Croatian Mate Pavic, ranked eighth, will face each other in the early evening.