Federer survives scare as Del Potro topples Raonic at Indian Wells

Federer survives scare as Del Potro topples Raonic at Indian Wells

― Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters picINDIAN WELLS, March 19 ― Former US Open victor Juan Martin Del Potro stunned world number one Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8/10), 7-6 (7/2) to win the Indian Wells Masters tournament yesterday.

The Swiss maestro defeated Borna Coric to set up a showdown with Juan Martin del Potro.

Federer is now due to face Argentinian sixth seed Juan Martín del Potro, who recorded a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 victory over Canada's Milos Raonic, who lost the 2016 Wimbledon final to Federer. And I'm excited to keep working. Despite the overall contest being incredibly even, the break came easily to the Argentinean who found himself 0-40 up and then saw Federer send a backhand into the net. Where the previous tie-break had seen the momentum shift between four squandered set points for Federer, a first match point for Del Potro before Federer finally converted on his fourth, this was one way traffic for Del Potro, jumping out to a 5-0 lead.

The 29-year-old South American beat listless Canadian Raonic 6-2 6-3. Earlier, he made his name three consecutive titles from 2004 to 2006 and the Indian Wells Masters in 2012.

With the match at 6-4 4-5, Federer created his first break points of the match. And it showed as he sprayed errors all over the court and didn't break Coric for the first time until late in the second set.

"I had a plan in place, but then you adjust to it constantly", Federer said.

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"I would like to play that tiebreaker again because I don't know what the hell happened", Federer said. I also think that Del Potro will bring a high level to create an awesome climax to a odd tournament.

Federer and del Potro are scheduled to meet in the final tomorrow after the women's final between Japan's Naomi Osaka and Russia's Daria Kasatkina.

"I was aggressive and I was pushing him to the limits, but at the end he was better player", Coric said.

Federer in two tight sets. On Monday, Del Potro moved up to Number 6 in the rankings. Del Potro trails in their series 18-7, but owns a 4-2 advantage in finals.

"At some point you are happy with very little", Federer said. On one hand the Swiss has won 27, Del Potro is yet to open his account in this regard.

For del Potro, reaching the semis is another feather in the cap of his comeback from injuries as he is back in the top 10 for the first time since 2014.

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