Juan Martín del Potro faces a difficult game this afternoon when he meets Novak Djokovic in the quarter final of the 1000 Masters in Rome.
The game starts at 4 PM and can be seen on ESPN.
On Thursday, the Argentine played two games in a time frame of 7 hours and won both: first he beat David Goffin and then the Norwegian Casper Ruud. These triumphs gave him the passage to the quarterfinals.
Delpo is undergoing a reintegration process to the circuit that started in Madrid last week, after recovering from a right knee injury (knee-injury) he suffered in October 2018 and this year he barely allowed him to play three games.
Now he will have to play against Djokovic, that debuted with the win on the Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-1 and 6-3 and then defeated the German Phillipp Kohlschreiber 6-3 6-0.
Nole, 31, four-time Italian Masters champion (2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015), surpasses tandilense 15-4 in the history of skirmishes and was the winner of the last four games of Acapulco 2017 so far.
Del Potro defeated him for the last time at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and lost the three times he played with Nole on stone dust, two of them in Rome (2009 and 2017), both for the same body they face today. .
The other Argentinian who is still in the race, Diego Schwartzman (24), he also settled in the quarterfinals and will face the Japanese Kei Nishikori, who beat the German Jan Lennard Struff with 3-6, 7-6 (7/2) and 6-3.