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Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov shocked top seeded Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters tournament, spoiling the Spaniard's chances of returning to World No 1. Ferrer has possibly made another break to remove the sleeve and halt a losing sequence of 32 sets in the face of its famous vis-à-vis. Shapovalov fought off two break points to stay even at 1-1.

The pair held serve in the next two games, before Schwartzmann broke Haase to get the match back to 3-2.

But the German was too sharp, winning 81 per cent of the points off his serve compared to 64 per cent for Shapovalov. Because the delay wasn't more than 10 minutes, there was no warm-up for Mannarino and he was broken at 15-40.

He wasted two break points at 4-3 in the second, and Zverev was able to get the break for 6-5 after two Shapovalov double faults.

The Swiss maestro took that momentum into the opening game of the second set and, despite a poor volley gifting Bautista Agut a point, he broke to apparently seize control.

The fourth-seeded Zverev, seeking a second tournament title in as many weeks, advanced to the final on Sunday against second-seeded Roger Federer, a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victor over unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Aug 11, 2017.

Three-time Rogers Cup victor, Nadal is looking to add to his trophy cabinet after winning his 10 French Open title earlier this year. But he seemed more composed Friday.

"I told him he had a great run, well done to him, to not worry too much that he lost today", said Zverev. "But at the end of the day he did a good job to make me play those points". But my game plan worked better against Bautista-Agut than against Ferrer. "The crowd really lifted me". With Haase's weak second serve and dips in play, this is a match Federer should win in straight sets. But Adrian did a good job of playing fast with me in the first set, really taking it to me. "It's tough to come back and play that same level". Notably, Zverev has lost only one final and has clinched four titles in 2017. You could see that we were both mentally (tired). "Then to do it on this stage again for your first semis, it's not easy".

The 30-year-old Haase, ranked 52nd in the world, improved to 5-0 against 36th-ranked Schwartzman in his career. "I don't know, I feel like probably he works harder than I do, so he probably deserves it more".

"I think he's definitely the favourite", said Zverev of Federer. "He played with the right determination in the important moments".

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