Juan Martin del Potro to face Roger Federer in Indian Wells final
Giant Argentine crushes Milos Raonic in straight-sets for landmark 400th career win to reach Sunday's final
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 18/03/18 1:46pm
Juan Martin del Potro kept his hopes of a first-ever Masters 1000 crown alive by setting up a date with defending champion Roger Federer in Indian Wells.
Del Potro recorded his 10th straight win to book his spot in the final of the at the BNP Paribas Open with a regulation 6-2 6-3 victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on Saturday.
The sixth seed did not put a foot wrong in a highly impressive display in the Californian desert to reach his fourth Masters final of his career and first since Shanghai in 2013.
Del Potro becomes the second Argentine to reach 400 career wins, joining legend Guillermo Vilas (929) at the top.
"I've got to another final and I will play against Roger again. I'm so happy to live this moment," world No 8 Del Potro told Sky Sports.
"I will do my best game, hit my forehands hard, my serves, and try to see if I have a little chance to take advantage of this final, but Roger is playing so good. He is favourite to win and I will try to enjoy the final."
The 29-year-old Del Potro improved his record to 16-3 this season as he is looking to claim his second title of 2018 after winning in Acapulco at the start of the month.
He will look to put an end to world No 1 Federer's unbeaten start to the 2018 season when they meet in Sunday's final.
You can watch the final of the ATP Masters 1000 from Indian Wells on Sky Sports Arena from 8pm on Sky Sports Arena & Sky Sports Main Event on Sunday.
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