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Roger Federer to face Juan Martin del Potro for Swiss Indoors title

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Montrelle Montesinos | 29 Octubre, 2017, 19:19

Juan Martin del Potro is expecting a classic when he takes on Roger Federer in the Swiss Indoors in Basel final on Sunday, as he targets his third title at the ATP 500 event. 'I'm happy that I did well and reached another final here in Basel.

These two have played 23 times and Federer has won 16 of those meetings. Federer is simply playing some of the cleanest tennis of his historic career.

Goffin initially dug in but the Belgian's efforts only delayed the inevitable as Federer charged to victory, delighting a partisan crowd.

As for Goffin, his meeting with Federer carries plenty of weight. The most recent match was in this years Shanghai Masters, a match Federer won in three sets. He defeats Sock, winning 7-6 (6), 6-3.

Federer began with a convincing win against Frances Tiafoe. On his way to the title match, he defeated Tommy Haas in the first round and number-three seed Lleyton Hewitt in the semifinals. He backed that up with another crushing victory over the Frenchman Benoit Paire. "Now he's here in the final again", metro.co.uk quoted Federer as saying. Del Potro has won eight straight matches on hard court.

David Goffin continues to improve his chances of qualifying for the 2017 ATP Finals in London.

"Just because you've never lost a set, people expect it to keep happening", Federer said.

The 'Tower of Tandil' opened his Basel campaign against Portugal's Joao Sousa.

The Argentine took 45 minutes to win the opening set against Cilic, the second seed. Potro has also won the event twice in 2012 and 2013.

"I had to dig and fight tonight". Or more specifically, how Federer tries to take advantage of del Potro's backhand. "Roger is the favourite to win - but I will see what I can do". "My body is still there".

"But every day you feel different".