David Ferrer was leading the H2H against Del Potro by 6-2, but the Argentinian won the recent four meetings and leveled the H2H 6-6 with the most recent win at Acapulco two weeks back. Though Del Potro won their recent two matches in 2018 (Auckland and Acapulco), it was the Spaniard who played better in both of the matches, and he will take a lot of confidence from those performances.
Juan Martin Del Potro and David Ferrer will meet for the third time in the space of three months when they face each other in the third round of the Indian Wells on Tuesday. They met in the semifinal of Auckland (January) and second round of Acapulco (February) with the Argentinian securing the win on both occasions.
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Del Potro produced his best performance of the season to dispatch the in-form Alex De Minaur in straight sets. In what looked like a tough matchup for the Argentinian, he served five aces, won over 70% of his first serve points and converted five break points (5/7) to seal his progression in just over an hour, 6-2 6-1.
The Argentinian made two quarterfinals, one semifinal and one final appearance at the Indian Wells during the period between 2009-2013 but he couldn’t progress beyond the third round in his recent two visits here (2016 and 2017).
The former World #4 lifted his 21st career title (tour) at Acapulco earlier this month. He defeated the likes of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, David Ferrer and Kevin Anderson despite not playing his best tennis.
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David Ferrer secured his second consecutive third-round progression at the Indian Wells with a straight-sets win over the Australian Open quarterfinalist Tennys Sandgren, 6-2 7-6.
The Spaniard lost his recent two third-round matches here at the Indian Wells, against Bernand Tomic in 2015 and Denis Istomin in 2012. The last time he won a third-round match here was in 2009, against Jeremy Chardy.
Apart from progressing to the semifinal at Auckland in the first week of January, David Ferrer has failed to win more than one match in any of the four tournaments that he has entered, at the Australian Open, Montpellier, Rotterdam, and Acapulco.
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