◼️ The Canadian had stayed with the first set and put in trouble the Argentine, who took the game on after almost three hours and two tie breaks.
The Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro returns to be in a decisive instance of the season to access the semifinals of the Masters 1000 of Miami. However, he had to face an eternal battle of almost three hours of play with the Canadian Milos Raonic in the victory by 5-7, 7-6 (1) and 7-6 (3).
Raonic walked on foot in the first set, Del Potro battled to break the resistance and the hard blows of his opponent who deposited him in the decisive third set. The last heat started with two breaks on each side and, as expected, had to be resolved in a new tie break. The tandilense put all his hierarchy on the court and took forward the hard commitment.
The recent winner at Indian Wells, in addition to the title in Acapulco and the Auckland final in 2018, achieved a triumph that leaves him on the verge of becoming the number 3 in the world if he finally manages to lift the trophy in Key Biscayne.
Now it’s time to face John Isner for a place in the great definition. The American did not have great problems defeating the South Korean Hyeon Chung by 6-1 and 6-4. This Thursday will be defined the other semifinalists in the crosses Pablo Carreño Busta (Spain) -Kevin Anderson (South Africa) and Alexander Zverev (Germany) -Borna Coric (Croatia).