Chung Hyeon Set for Rematch with Federer at Indian Wells

Chung Hyeon Set for Rematch with Federer at Indian Wells

Chung Hyeon Set for Rematch with Federer at Indian Wells

After two very shaky sets, including a first which saw Querrey fail to serve it out at 5-4, Raonic grabbed a late break in the third then held off Querrey to serve it out and return to his third Indian Wells semifinal.

Del Potro has only won a quarter of his 24 meetings against Federer, who is now enjoying his best start to a season after moving to 17-0 by fighting back from behind to outlast Borna Coric in the first semi-final.

#Roger Federer is now 16-0 in win/ loss ration this year (without including Hopman Cup) which levels a twelve years record dating back from 2006.

Federer had to work in challenging and windy conditions on Saturday - in addition to a relatively unorthodox 11am start which required a pre-match plate of pasta two hours before.

"I consider myself extremely fortunate that I was able play professional tennis for a living for more than two decades", Haas said while calling curtains on his tennis career.

Federer will be playing No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday's final. "I don't even remember what tournament I played first up and won". "I felt like I had him, you know - I mean, he was coming back into the match in the second set, you know".


Federer now turns his attention to a showdown with Coric, who he beat in their only head-to-head matchup in straight sets.

"I was down one break, and I'm just trying to stay, like, calm and I'm just trying to learn from Roger. So I think there have been a lot of things that have contributed to me feeling comfortable here".

Speaking on court after the match, del Potro said of his opponent: "He's a very smart guy, his game is so good, he made me run a lot, so my legs are completely exhausted". The Argentine breezed past No. 32 Milos Raonic of Canada 6-2, 6-3 in 66 minutes for his 10th consecutive match victory and 400th of his injury-plagued career. He also saved five of the six break points Chung earned, keeping his opponent at bay whenever the outcome was hanging in the balance.

"It was surprising to see him serving not too hard, and I broke his serve very quick in both sets", Del Potro said.

But a determined del Potro improved on his serve in the second set, winning 82% of points on his first serve, and broke his opponent to serve for the set at 5-3 and force a decider. "So, yeah, I'm happy I'm feeling this way, actually". To my parents, family, wife and children, thank you for all the love and support that you gave me over the years.

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