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Roger Federer defends title at Indian Wells against Juan Martin del Potro

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The 36-year-old Swiss Roger Federer (ATP 1) and the 29-year-old Argentine Juan Martin del Potro (ATP 8) play Sunday in the final of the ATP tournament of Indian Wells (7.972.535 dollar). In his semi-final, made Del Potro Saturday night in 1 hour and 5 minutes with 6-2 and 6-3 short shrift to the Canadian Milos’ranic (ATP 32).

Earlier in the day put Federer to qualify for the final by the Croatian Borna Coric (ATP-49) in 2 hours and 20 minutes with 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4 to beat. He can the tournament a sixth time to win (after 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2017) and would thus only record holder. Now he needs to record more parts with the Serb Novak Djokovic (ATP-13). “King Roger” for a 98th ATP title, the third this season. Earlier this year he won the Australian Open and Rotterdam. That way he stayed this season, all seventeen matches unbeaten.

Del Potro has 21 ATP titles to his palmares. This year, he was already the best in Acapulco. The finals of Indian Wells he played in 2013. The title he had when the Spaniard Rafael Nadal (ATP-2).

In the mutual confrontation leads Federer with 18-6, on a hard court with 13-6. He also won the last two duels. In september 2017, kept Del Potro, Federer still from the semi-finals of the US Open, but then took the Swiss two times retaliation: in the semi-finals in Shanghai (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) and for its own audience in the final in Basel (6-7, 6-4, 6-3).

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