25 Jan 2009

Del Potro set to face Federer

5:41 pm on 25 January 2009

Barring a huge upset, the Argentine tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro looks set to face the Swiss second seed Roger Federer in the quarter finals at the Australian Open.

Del Potro, the Auckland Classic champion and eighth seed, beat the 19th-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-2 in the fourth round in Melbourne.

Federer is playing the 20th seed Czech Tomas Berdych for a place in the last eight.