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Aug 11, 2007 at 07:37pm IST

Federer, Nadal enter semis at Montreal Masters

New Delhi: World No. 1 Roger Federer has reached the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters.

Federer was at his fluent best as he swept past Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in straight sets. The defending champion wrapped up the match 6-3, 6-4.

"Yeah it was a good match. I really enjoyed playing against Lleyton. Haven't played in a while and so I really think it lived up to the expectations. Saw some great rallies and I think it was good crowd as well today here in Montreal so good conditions to play in. And I am very happy with the way that I played," Roger Federer said after his win.

Andy Roddick reacts as he faces Novak Djokovic during a quarter-final match in Montreal.

Federer will now take on unseeded Radek Stepanek who beat Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 7-5.

Meanwhile, Andy Roddick crashed out of the tournament.

He lost to third seed Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-4 in the other quarter-final. World no. 2 Rafael Nadal is also through to the last four.

He took just over two hours to beat unseeded Canadian Frank Dancevic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

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