Federer Is the man who is to be defeated nowadays. He has an aura of invincibility and he has just defeated Del Potro in straight sets 6-3,6-4 at Miami Open to advance t round 4. The Swiss maestro will face Bautista Agut for a place in the quarter final.

Federer was ruthless while Del Potro could not


Del Potro had five break chances against the Swiss maestro but could not convert any one of them. The Swiss maestro was targeting the backhand of the Argentinean and he erased four break points while serving at 5-3 in the first set and that was the psychological moment for Federer.

The reason was that he was serving 15/40 down and a break would have bought the Argentinean back into the match. The Swiss maestro broke early in the second set to go 3-2 and he held onto win the match and set 6-4. The Argentinean had trouble in returning the slices that the Swiss were sending at him. The injury has weakened the backhand of the Argentinean and that has started affecting his power of return also. The job was done in 82 minutes and it would have been a disappointment for the fans as they had hoped to see an intense battle that would enthral them. Fitness is one issue that the Argentinean faces as he called on the trainer to apply tape to both his wrists in the second set and the suspect joints had already four operations done so far.

Federer will have to regroup while Del Potro needs to improve

Federer has not dropped a set against his next opponent Agut throughout his career. The Swiss player is forced to play matches on three successive days and that can be a toll on his fitness level. The Swiss player has won 15-1 matches this season and he is also leading ATP Head2Head series against Del Potro 16-5.

The whipping forehand of the Argentinean is still there and he needs to ensure that his backhand gets some momentum. The Argentinean had a lethal backhand before the injury and it is highly improbable that he reaches that level once again.

Federer is having a dream run this season and his fans may hope that he reclaim the world no 1 ranking. Fans of Del Potro would hope and pray that he stays injury free so that he can come back to the top 10 rankings by year end.