Alexander Zverev secured his fifth ATP Tour title of the year after beating Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Rogers Cup on Sunday.
The result has moved the German up to a career-high seventh in the world rankings and it has also further underlined his credentials as a potential major winner.
Federer, who has also been in impressive form throughout 2017, appeared to be struggling physically towards the end of the match and he confirmed that he will ‘take a decision in the next couple of days’ as to whether he will play at this weeks Cincinnati Masters.
The Swiss ace will be hoping to feature in the tournament, as he has an opportunity to return to the top of the world rankings if results go his way, although he insists his main focus is on being fully fit for the final major of the year, the US Open, which is due to get underway at the end of August.
“Looking ahead to the US Open, obviously I want to be in the best possible shape,” the 36-year-old said.
“Winning my third of the year, my 20th Grand Slam, would be completely insane.
I just hope I’m going to be 100% ready when the moment arises.”
Federer, who has already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon during a resurgent 2017 season, is priced at 2.05 to secure a sixth US Open title, while Zverev is available at 10.00 to claim a first major crown.