The rivalry between Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro is one of the most beautiful and toughest ones in tennis. They faced each other 24 times, with the Swiss winning 18. Only in 11 occasions the match ended in straight sets.
Last year the world No. 1 beat Federer in Basel and Shanghai finals, Miami third round, while del Potro prevailed at the US Open quarters. The Argentine is seeking his first Masters 1000 title ever on his fourth final played at this level, while Federer is seeking his 28th Masters 1000 success, which would allow him to be just two away from Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal who have 30.
With this result del Potro already secured the sixth ranking position and he can't go further, but a win would allow him to have 350 points less than No. 5 Alexander Zverev. Winning the title, Federer would instead be world No.
1 at least until May 20 when Rome Masters ends. He can still be on the throne until that date also by losing on Sunday, as long as he reaches Miami quarter-finals. It will be the women's final between Naomi Osaka and Daria Kasatkina to open the day.
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