Rogers Cup: Rafael Nadal beaten, Roger Federer through in Montreal

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Canadian teen tennis sensation Denis Shapovalov had the biggest win of his young career on Thursday night when he upset top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 at the Rogers Cup.

During a press conference following his victory over Adrian Mannarino on Friday, Shapovalov did say he remembers the day the photo was taken.

He would need to win the Rogers Cup and have an equal or better finish than Nadal at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati next week to become the world No.1 on August 21. "It drains you because you know you can do better, but actually your own body is not letting you". He also halted Nadal's bid to regain the No. 1 ranking, which the Spaniard could have achieved by reaching the semifinals.

Shapovalov won seven of the final eight points of the third set tiebreaker before closing out the match with a forehand victor down the line.

A younger Shapovalov had been set to play a five-minute exhibition before Nadal's match, which was ultimately cancelled as another match had gone long.

"I wasn't the player I was before my injury", Haase said. He has everything to become a great player. However, from that moment, I wasn't the player I was before my injury.

Federer also progressed to the last eight, with victory over David Ferrer.

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Haase, ranked 52nd in the world, fought back to beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 4-6 6-3 6-3.

In Saturday's semifinal, Shapovalov will meet the victor of Friday's late match between fourth-seeded German Alexander Zverev and Kevin Anderson of South Africa.

Haase rallied after losing the opening set to improve to 5-0 all-time against Schwartzman.

Bautista Agut fought off a match point to force a tiebreaker, which the tired-looking Monfils opened with a double fault and never challenged again.

Shapovalov started slowly by dropping the first set before settling into the match in the second. The win over Donaldson put him in a quarterfinal for the sixth time this year.

Schwartzman saved four match points to upset third-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round. Schwartzman's only ATP win was on clay in Istanbul a year ago.

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