Del Potro topples Raonic to set up showdown with Federer

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The Canadian never found a rhythm in his games, dropping nearly 50% of the points on serve and ending his run in the semi-final, which is not that bad considering a poor form he had before coming to Indian Wells.

36-year-old Swiss superstar Federer reached the final earlier on the same day with a hard-fought 5-7 6-4 6-4 victory over unseeded 21-year-old Borna Coric.

"After Wimbledon I had to have wrist surgery". His serves are very strong.

"I put a lot of effort to get the record (17-0), now the focus is on the final", Federer said.

"He has everything to be in the top again", del Potro said of Raonic.

"I know how good a counter player he is. So he just needs a couple of weeks to improve his ranking and be where he deserves to be".

Del Potro banged his racket not once, or twice... but thrice en route the two-hour seven-minute battle. "He served extremely well in the first set, maybe that rattled me a little bit", he added.

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In the men's draw, Juan Martin del Potro and Milos Raonic, the surgically repaired veterans, moved into the semifinals.

"He (Kohlschreiber) is a very smart guy, his game is so good and he made me run a lot so my legs are completely exhausted", the 29-year-old Del Potro said in a courtside interview.

Del Potro talked about nearly quitting tennis when he was dealing with multiple wrist surgeries.

"But thanks God I'm here and healthy, and I'm playing tennis again".

"I'm not thinking about quit tennis now", he said to media, "but I was close to quit tennis because I made three surgeries on my wrist, and I couldn't fix the problem. I have too much love from the crowd, for my fans, and I'm doing this because I love it". The Argentine won 89 percent of his first serve points (24 of 27), 62 percent of his second serve points, and only lost eight points on serve overall in the match.

In his next service game, the net game that was Raonic's go-to strategy in the quarters deserted him as a pair of missed volleys, including a slam-dunk smash into the net, gave del Potro a 15-40 opening for a double break.

Del Potro is back in the final for the first time in five years, having lost to Rafael Nadal in 2013 after beating Novak Djokovic in the semis. "But after that my body will have a few days to recover and I will need it".

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