Roger Cup: Roger Federer rolls into final

Roger Federer Rogers Cup live streaming

Roger Federer Rogers Cup live streaming

Haase will face the victor between second-seeded Roger Federer and Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinals on Saturday.

And the decider was one-way traffic for Federer, who saw out the win with a textbook serve and volley to set up a last-eight meeting with Roberto Bautista-Agut.

World No.3 Federer secured the decisive first break against Bautista Agut in the ninth game of the opening set and then served out to take control of the match.

The 36th-ranked Schwartzman next faces the victor between seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov and Robin Haase.

"It's a big bonus right now and I hope I can play as free as I have so far in the finals tomorrow".

Federer posted his seventh consecutive win over the Spaniard and improved his season record to 34-2. "Both things combined, two major factors in a beginning of a match, I was able to get into the match better". Just as Nadal's grinding performances fit seamlessly with the name, "King of Clay", it is hard to imagine a player more synonymous with the grandeur and history of Wimbledon than Federer. I thought that was really nice'.

World number 36 Schwartzman will play Holland's Robin Haase who overcame Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 6-1.

In the other quarter-finals, Shapovalov came from a set down to beat Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6 6-3 6-4, and Germany's Alexander Zverev dismissed South Africa's Kevin Anderson in straight sets, 7-5 6-4.

Roger Federer will be seeking his third career Rogers Cup title when he competes in Sunday's final at Montreal.

Nadal will overtake Murray in the rankings after next week's Cincinnati Masters, but faces a challenge from Roger Federer, who could prevent the Spaniard reaching top spot for the first time since 2014. All the while Shapovalov won the adoration of the local fans and dealt with the newfound fame and pressure that goes with it quite admirably.

At the Toronto WTA event, Caroline Wozniacki defeated World No.1 Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-7 (3) 6-4 in a marathon quarterfinals match marred by four rain delays. Federer said that he is playing the tournament with a lot more flair and confidence.

"I'm looking forward to a tough match because he can serve very well and he mixes up his tactics a lot", said Federer. I'm most happy that I'm actually really healthy going into the finals. It drains you because you know you can do better.