TORONTO:Roger Federer marked his 33rd birthday by beating David Ferrer for the 15th straight time to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Tour’s Toronto Masters tournament on Friday.
A sellout crowd sang Happy Birthday to the second seed early in the second set, and cheered post-match as the 17-time grand slam winner was presented with an oversized chocolate cake to mark the occasion.
Federer remains a perfect 4-0 on matches played on his birthday.”At 33 it’s a dream to be playing tennis at this level,” said Federer, who lost his first set to Ferrer since 2010 as the Spanish fifth seed took the match into a deciding third set after losing ten previous sets in a row against the Swiss.
“I really enjoyed the match, it’s always a challenge against David.My goals now are to stay injury-free and try and go out on my terms.
“I have two titles this year and I hope to win more, It all starts again tomorrow on the court.”
Source : APP