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Shapovalov Set For Dream Federer Showdown

Shapovalov Set For Dream Federer Showdown

Denis Shapovalov says he’s preparing for the game of his life when he takes on legend Roger Federer in the Miami Open semi-finals. Swiss star Federer moved into the last four, where he will face Canadian starlet Shapvalov on Friday night, after outclassing Kevin Anderson 6-0 6-4 in the quarter-finals.

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Shapovalov admits he’s excited to take on someone he idolises for the first time as he aims to mark his recent progress by claiming a huge scalp, securing his place in the final in the process.

“It’s a match-up I have been looking forward to my whole life, a high-stakes match against your idol. It’s just a dream come true,” said Shapovalov. “I will try and approach it like any other game, try and enjoy it, give it my all. It will be a difficult match but I am just happy to have a chance to play him.

” Shapovalov beat US youngster Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-2 in the last eight to reach his third ATP Masters semi-final.

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