The first set in the pocket, the Swiss has managed the break to enter the game, but it has in turn conceded his service to Bautista Agut, who created the tie 1-1. Thursday was their first matchup in three years. "But at the end of the day he did a good job to make me play those points".
"I struggled against Ferrer early on, so today was better". They ended up beating me at a certain stages, like Roddick, Gonzalez and Soderling. "I was more committed and a step further in, adjusting my position slightly realizing the ball does fly a lot". "I got some decent rhythm going". So, these statistics are a bit ridiculous, because I have a lot of respect for David. He's a great fighter on the court.
Meanwhile Wozniacki rediscovered some of her vintage form as she sealed a semifinal berth with a marathon 7-5, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4 victory over Pliskova. Most recently, amid speculation that he could be nearing retirement, Federer took a six month break from tennis to nurse an ailing knee.
Flag-waving fans in the packed grandstands at Uniprix Stadium were hoping for more magic, but the German was too strong, winning 81 per cent of the points off his serve compared to 64 per cent for Shapovalov.
The Spaniard couldn't serve out the set at the first attempt, however he quickly reapplied the pressure to break Federer again and win the opener in 49 minutes. Federer controlled matters from that point.
"I have no words, this is unbelievable", the youngster said.
The unseeded Monfils played his third straight three-set match, including an upset win over fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori in the second round.
Federer opened the second set with a break and cruised through the rest of the match, which lasted just over an hour.
That snapped a remarkable run of 32 consecutive sets won by Federer, who had seemingly found another gear by breaking Ferrer at the first time of asking in the second. Haase had to muscle his way through his last two matches and is coming off a match in which he won 46 percent of his return points.