Del Potro: 'Federer is super favourite, no one played better than him this year'


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Del Potro: 'Federer is super favourite, no one played better than him this year'

The match between Juan Martin del Potro and Roger Federer will surely be the most interesting one on Monday at Miami. The two players come back to play against each other for the first time since Paris Bercy 2013, and del Potro wants to be ready for it. 'It's one of those matches that you want to play', the Argentinean player said after the straight-sets win over Robin Haase on Saturday.

'It's the reason why you practice, of course it's not ideal to face those players so early in the tournament, but that's it. He is super favourite, he is the best player ever and of 2017 too. What will have I to do to try to beat him? Hitting strong and not making him feel comfortable.' 'I would love to play against him', Federer said after beating Tiafoe.

'I'm happy for him with his comeback, winning at Davis Cup. Like you said, I should have played him here last year but I was sick. That was a pity. It's better to play him maybe this time around when we're both better.

He was also just on the comeback last year. But, yeah, we've had some epic matches against each other: Semis at the French, Olympic semis, finals at the US Open.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer takes selfie with an IGUANA on court!