Roger Federer vs Robin Haase Betting Tips and Predictions
Roger Federer takes on the unseeded Robin Haase for a place in the Rogers Cup final, after both came through a strong field to reach Saturday’s semi-final. The pair are both in fine form at the moment, and both have showed that on the tennis court this week. Federer is appearing in his seventh semi-final here, and he’ll be looking to make a sixth final when he takes on Haase. The Swiss great has won this tournament on two occasions in the past, in 2004 and most recently in 2006. Haase, meanwhile, is appearing in his first semi-final here, and it’s also his first career ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final. In what has been a great week of tennis so far, who will move one step closer to the title by reaching Sunday’s final?
Federer has looked unbeatable for the most part of this year, and that’s continued for the majority of this tournament. The former two-time champion was handed a bye in the opening round, before seeing off Peter Polansky in straight-sets to reach the third round. Here, Federer was given his biggest scare of the tournament, as he came up against Spaniard David Ferrer. Ferrer took the opening set against his opponent, before the Swiss ace battled back to see off Ferrer in a three-set thriller. Federer then saw off Ferrer’s Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista-Agut in a straight-sets victory, in the quarter-finals. Federer is looking for his sixth title of the season this week, and he’s in prime position to do just that, as he looks to win this title for a third time in the progress.
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Robin Haase in enjoying his best run at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, in reaching the semi-finals, surpassing his previous best of reaching the quarter-finals at the 2012 Monte Carlo Masters. Haase is only making his second appearance here at the Rogers Cup, after previously reaching the second round in 2007. The Dutch star has had to navigate a difficult path to reach the semi-final stage of the tournament, including a straight-sets win over the out of sorts Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the opening round. Haase then saw off Ernesto Escobedo, again in straight-sets, before getting the better of Grigor Dimitrov in the third round. Haase saw off the number seven seed in a fantastic three-set victory, which set-up his quarter-final meeting with Diego Schwartzman. The Dutch ace once again came through the match, coming back from a set down to book his semi-final meeting with Roger Federer. While it will take the performance of his career to reach the final this weekend, he’ll go into the match with the belief he can do just that.
These two have met once in the past, with Federer coming out on top in a straight-sets victory back at the 2012 Davis Cup. This will be the first meeting between the pair on a hard court, so there’s very little in terms of previous meetings to judge the pair on. Federer has won his last fifteen matches, including picking up titles at the Halle Open and Wimbledon during this spell, and he’ll be looking to take that to seventeen by the end of the weekend. Haase, meanwhile, reached the semi-finals at the Swiss Open recently, and so he’s also been in a good bit of form of late. While Roger Federer is looking to win his third ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title of the season, Haase is looking to win the first of his career this weekend. Who will move one step closer to achieving their aim in Saturday’s semi-final?
In what should come as no surprise, I see Federer coming out on top in a comfortable victory. The Swiss is the better player and is playing at a higher level of tennis than his opponent, who should struggle with Federer’s power. While Haase has done tremendous in reaching this stage of the tournament, this match should prove one too far for him. Federer is playing arguably the best tennis of his career, and I see that continuing in Saturday’s semi-final. I see Federer running out the comfortable victor here, securing a third title here, by a score of 2-0.