“I’ve been waiting for this match all my life. Playing with an idol in the semifinals of the Masters is a dream. Apparently, you will have to wear tennis sun glasses in order not to see Roger on the other side of the net. I will be preparing for this fight the same way as for the others this week, because so far everything is going fine. I’ll just go to court, lay out 100% and try to enjoy every minute. I cannot demand more from myself. Of course, it will not be easy for me, but I am glad to have the opportunity to simply play with Federer in the semifinals of such a big tournament, ”the ATP press service quoted Shapovalov as saying.
Note that Federer made his debut at a tournament in Miami a month before Shapovalov was born.