Juan Martin del Potro has set up a mouthwatering second-round clash with Roger Federer at the Miami Open.
Juan Martin del Potro beats Guido Pella 6-0 7-6(4) to set a second round clash with Roger Federer *cancel all plans for Friday*.
— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) March 24, 2016
Del Potro: "I got through and I'm so so happy for the chance to play Roger after tomorrow."
— Ricky Dimon (@Dimonator) March 24, 2016
The Argentine, currently the world No.366 and using a protected ranking to enter the draw, beat compatriot Guido Pella 6-0 7-6(4) on Stadium 1 at Crandon Park on Wednesday night.
The win means he will face third seed Federer, the player he so famously dethroned in the 2009 US Open final to announce his arrival as a major star.
It's happening. On Friday, in Miami: Juan Martin Del Potro vs Roger Federer. pic.twitter.com/51jfk4kn2w
— José Morgado (@josemorgado) March 24, 2016
His career has since been beset by wrist injuries, which have required four surgeries.
Federer leads the career head-to-head 15-5, including their last meeting – a thrilling three-set victory back at the 2013 World Tour Finals in London.
— Miami Open (@MiamiOpen) March 24, 2016
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