Roger Federer
Federer eyes quarter-final berth in Miami Reuters

Fourth seed Roger Federer takes on 14th seed Roberto Bautista in the Men's singles fourth round of Miami Open 2017 at Crandon Park, Florida on Tuesday.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion is looking unstoppable in the new season and he established his dominance over the rest of the pack with another complete performance, this time against his familiar foe Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 6-4 in his third-round match. On the other hand, Agut edged past Acapulco winner Sam Querrey in a three-setter on Sunday.

It is going to be extremely difficult for Agut to stop Federer as the latter has been hardly giving any room to his opponents in the new season. Coming back from a knee injury, that marred his campaigns last season, the 34-year-old has been giving glimpses of his vintage self as he went on to defy odds and win an Australian Open title, beating his arch rival Rafael Nadal in a hard-fought final.

After suffering a blip in Dubai, Federer got back to winning ways in Indian Wells, beating Nadal enroute to the final, where he decimated compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka. He has not lost a set since starting his campaign in California earlier this month and with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, who have shared titles for the last five years in Indian Wells pulling out, there are bright chances of the Swiss legend doing a sunshine double this season.

Against, Agut, who has been consistent in the ongoing season, winning a title in Chennai and continuing his good run in Melbourne and Sofia, Federer has a clean 5-0 head-to-head record. Given his recent form, it seems very unlikely that the two-time champion will not make it 6-0.

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