Federer: ‘Haase played very aggressive and made it hard for me’
Roger Federer was happy that he Saturday in two sets, leaving Robin Haase at the Masterstoernooi in Montreal.
“Robin played very aggressively and served well on the important moments,” said the 36-year-old Swiss rider afterwards. “By that tactic we played a few rallies. He made it hard for me, so I’m glad I made it in two sets could finish.”
For Haase there was in Canada an end to a droomweek. Never knew the Hagenaar the last four to reach Mastersniveau. Haase, the current number 52 of the world by its performance in almost twenty places to rise in the world ranking.
Federer will play in Montreal, his sixth final of the year. The 19-times Grand Slam winner had to say that low expectations before he traveled to the event.
Federer wins in two sets of Haase in the semi-finals Masters Montreal
“I Montreal never won and decided at the last moment in the tournament. After Wimbledon I’ll have a holiday taken, and what fitness done, but little trained.”
Federer is fighting Sunday for the title with Alexander Zverev. The young German defeated in the semi-final, Denis Shapovalov, who earlier in the tournament was responsible for the elimination of Rafael Nadal.
Federer too strong for Haase
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Federer keeps Haase from final Masterstoernooi Montreal