Aug 12, 2017; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands (not pictured) during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Uniprix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer got a tough battle from the Netherlands’ Robin Haase in the second set but hung on for a 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) victory to earn a spot in the final of the Rogers Cup here.

The 36-year-old Federer, who has lost just two matches in the 2017 season and won both of the Grand Slam events he entered (the Australian Open and Wimbledon), became more dominant on serve as the semi-final match went on and won just enough big points on return, reports Efe.  ICC Rules Must Be Consistent For Betterment Of Cricket: Kohli

The unseeded Haase, during the match on Saturday, gave the second seed a tough battle in the tiebreaker but sealed his fate when he hit a forehand wide on match point.

Next up for Federer in Sunday’s final of this hard-court event, a key US Open tune-up, will be promising young star fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev.

Zverev overcame unseeded 18-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-5.  MS Dhoni Deserves Every Chance Of Playing In The Next World Cup: Mike Hussey

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