Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro LIVE: Indian Wells final updates and latest score

Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro LIVE: Indian Wells final updates and latest score

Roger Federer is on course to win his third title of the season already.

The Swiss master is 17-0 for 2018 so far and has picked up the Australian Open and Rotterdam Open crowns.

At 36, Federer is putting in the best performances of his career and faces an opponent in Juan Martin del Potro who has struggled against the veteran in the past.

Federer is the favourite heading into this clash but Del Potro is not a man to be ignored.

Follow the action LIVE with Express Sport tonight as Federer goes for a 98th career title.

ROGER FEDERER VS JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO LIVE

[final scheduled for 8pm]

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Federer reveals tactic

Roger Federer has revealed how he aims to topple Juan Martin Del Potro today.

“When you are confident and experienced and you have that combination, there's no real need to panic,” he said.

“Because you can assess the situation quite easily. You're understanding that the opponent is playing better. It's breezy. It's hard to play offence.

"But you need to have a very positive mindset.

“You need to be match-tough, you need to be confident, have experience, and I think I have a bit of all of that right now.”

Del Potro knows how to beat Federer

Juan Martin Del Potro thinks he can spring a major upset and beat Roger Federer today.

"We play great matches together," he said about his rivalry with the Swiss.

"I love to play against him. He's the favourite to win tomorrow, but I will try to do my best tennis.

"I beat him in the past, and I know how can I do to repeat that, but is not easy.

"It will be a good challenge to see how my level is against him.

"And then I think everybody was expecting that final, and I will try to enjoy the atmosphere on court."

Juan Martin del Potro on Indian Wells weather

Juan Martin del Potro is desperate for the windy weather to die down before his final with Roger Federer.

"I would like to play in different conditions tomorrow,” Del Potro said after beating Milos Raonic in his semi-final in California.

“But I don't know what the weather is going to be.

“Anyway, I play my game and don't look too much at the conditions.”

Roger Federer previews the final

Roger Federer spoke after his semi-final win over Borna Coric, previewing today’s final.

"I put a lot of effort to get the record (17-0), now the focus is on the final,” Federer said.

"We have had a lot of great matches [with Del Potro].

“We know what the other would do and we are trying to stop each other.”

Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro head to head

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro have enjoyed a 24-match rivalry over their careers.

Federer dominates Del Potro in the form stats, having carved out a W18 L6 record over the years.

That would suggest Del Potro has a 25 per cent chance of winning this tie.

He last beat Federer back in the 2017 US Open, when the Argentine edged his rival 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4.

Del Potro also famously beat Federer in the 2009 US Open final.

But Federer has twice beaten Del Potro since Flushing Meadows last year, in the Shanghai Masters semi-finals and the Basel Open final.

Gruellingly for Del Potro, that last win was the third time Federer has beaten him in the Basel final.

Welcome

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Roger Federer vs Juan Martin del Potro.

Federer is the favourite heading into this clash but Del Potro knows how to beat the Swiss.

It all kicks off at 8pm UK time on the California hard surface. Make sure you stick with us to get all the latest updates.

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