Federer books semi-final with Shapovalov at Miami Open

Federer books semi-final with Shapovalov at Miami Open

Federer books semi-final with Shapovalov at Miami Open

Barty will now try to notch the biggest title of her career when she faces the victor of the late semifinal between No.2 seed Simona Halep of Romania and No.5 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. As a fairly serve-orientated player himself, Shapovalov is going to have to perform very well indeed to threaten the Swiss man's serve today.

Three-time champion Federer beat 20th seed Anderson 6-0 6-4 in a match lasting just under an hour and a half.

The key moment against Medvedev came toward the end of the first set, Federer breaking serve for 5-4 - a game which saw him win a 34-stroke rally - before saving three break points on his own serve to seal the first set.

"He's got a great serve and I'm happy he's playing again after his injury". "I think I played a really, solid, nice first set with very few mistakes".

The Romanian lost to fifth-seeded Pliskova 5-7, 1-6.

There was a repeat in the second set. Halep, the No. 2 seed, would have replaced Naomi Osaka as the top-ranked women's player if she won the semifinal. I expected more, a set like in the first.

He was scheduled to return to action at a clay-court event in Morocco starting April 8, but said after Friday's match that he will likely skip that event and start his clay season at the Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo the following week. The match was supposed to be Tuesday and was pushed back a day because of rain. "We can't control the weather".

Barty walked away from tennis about five years ago, saying she was basically burned out at 17.

And a return to the world's No. 1 ranking could be her reward. And now at 22, she's better than ever. Next up is the biggest final of her singles career, against Pliskova.

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"It wasn't easy waiting for so long but I managed to stay aggressive", said Pliskova, who hit 29 winners to Halep's 18. "You have to go out there and embrace it".

With rain delays that led to nearly five hours, Australia's Barty kept her patience with a 6-3, 6-3 victory.

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Roger Federer and Denis Shapovalov will battle in the Miami Open semifinals on Friday.

"It's a match up I have been looking forward to my whole life, a high stakes match against your idol".

Federer is 37 years old.

Vintage Roger Federer was all over Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open.

"It's great for the game because they will carry the sport when we're long gone and we'll be sitting on the couch watching those guys slug it out", Federer said about the young duo. It puts a lot of belief in tennis in Canada.

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