Del Potro vs Federer Head to Head Stats

The first Del Potro vs Federer match was in the second round of Wimbledon in 2007 with Federer winning the match in straight sets 6-2, 7-5, 6-1.

Since then Del Potro and Federer have played each other a total of 25 times with Federer currently leading their head to head 18-7.

The last time Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer played each other was in the final of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where Del Potro beat Federer 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 to claim his first Masters 1000 title.

Del Potro vs Federer H2H Stats

Juan Martin Del PotrovsRoger Federer
1988Year born1981
2005 Year turned Pro1998
Right-handedPlaysRight-handed
One-handed backhandBackhandOne-handed backhand
7Matches won18
28% (8/25)Winning Percentage72% (18/25)
7Matches won on a hard court13
0Matches won on clay3
0Matches won on grass2
4Matches won in Finals2
2Matches won in Grand Slam Tournaments5
1Matches won in Masters 1000 Tournaments7
0Matches won in the Davis Cup0

Del Potro vs Federer Head to Head Stats

Head to Head at the Grand Slams

To date, Del Potro and Federer have played each other seven times at a grand slam tournament with Federer leading their grand slam H2H 5-2.

They have played each other once at the Wimbledon (2007), two times at the Australian Open (2009 and 2012), two times at the French Open (2009 and 2012), and two times at the US Open (2009 and 2017).

Their most famous grand slam H2H match was at the 2009 US Open (see video highlights above) where Del Potro beat Federer in five sets in the men’s singles final.

YearGrand SlamRoundWinnerMatch Score
2017US OpenQuarterfinalsDel Potro7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
2012French OpenQuarterfinalsFederer3-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-0, 6-3
2012Australian OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-4, 6-3, 6-2
2009US OpenFinalDel Potro3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
2009French OpenSemifinalsFederer3-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
2009Australian OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-3, 6-0, 6-0
2007Wimbledon2nd RoundFederer6-2, 7-5, 6-1

Head to Head by Court Surface

To date, Del Potro and Federer have played each other a total of 20 times on hard courts (10 indoor and 10 outdoor), three times on clay, and twice on grass.

Head to Head on Hard Courts

Federer and Del Potro have played each other a total of 20 times on hard courts with Federer currently leading their H2H on hard courts 13-7.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2018BNP Paribas OpenFinalDel Potro6-4, 6-7, 7-6
2017Basel Swiss IndoorsFinalFederer6-7, 6-4, 6-3
2017Shanghai MastersSemifinalsFederer3-6, 6-3, 6-3
2017US OpenQuarterfinalsDel Potro7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
2017Miami MastersRound of 32Federer6-3, 6-4
2013ATP FinalsRRFederer4-6, 7-6, 7-5
2013Paris MastersQuarterfinalsFederer6-3, 4-6, 6-3
2013Basel Swiss IndoorsFinalDel Potro7-6, 2-6, 6-4
2012ATP FinalsRRDel Potro7-6, 4-6, 6-3
2012Basel Swiss IndoorsFinalDel Potro6-4, 6-7, 7-6
2012BNP Paribas OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-3, 6-2
2012ATP DubaiSemifinalsFederer7-6, 7-6
2012ATP RotterdamFinalFederer6-1, 6-4
2012Australian OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-4, 6-3, 6-2
2011Cincinnati MastersRound of 32Federer6-3, 7-5
2009ATP FinalsRRDel Potro6-2, 6-7, 6-3
2009US OpenFinalDel Potro3-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
2009Australian OpenQuarterfinalsFederer6-3, 6-0, 6-0
2008Madrid MastersQuarterfinalsFederer6-3, 6-3
2007Basel Swiss IndoorsRound of 16Federer6-1, 6-4

Head to Head on Clay Courts

Federer and Del Potro played each other three times on clay with Federer winning all three encounters.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2012French OpenQuarterfinalsFederer3-6, 6-7, 6-2, 6-0, 6-3
2009French OpenSemifinalsFederer3-6, 7-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
2009Madrid MastersSemifinalsFederer6-3, 6-4

Head to Head on Grass Courts

Del Potro and Federer played each other twice in a grass court tournament with Federer winning both encounters.

YearTournamentRoundWinnerMatch Score
2012London OlympicsSemifinalsFederer3-6, 7-6, 19-17
2007Wimbledon2nd RoundFederer6-2, 7-5, 6-1

Del Potro vs Federer Matches Played per Year

Below is a summary of the matches played by Juan Martin Del Potro and Roger Federer over the years.

YearMatches PlayedDel Potro WinsFederer WinsH2H (Del Potro vs Federer)
2007220-2
2008110-3
20095323-5
20103-5
2011113-6
20128265-12
20133126-14
20146-14
20156-14
20166-14
20174137-17
2018118-17
20198-17
20208-17
20218-17
20228-17

Frequently Asked Questions about the Del Potro and Federer Rivalry

How many times did Juan Martin Del Potro beat Roger Federer?

Juan Martin Del Potro beat Roger Federer a total of seven times (2018 BNP Paribas Open, 2017 US Open, 2013 Swiss Indoors, 2012 ATP Finals, 2012 Swiss Indoors, 2009 ATP Finals, and 2009 US Open).

How many times did Federer and Del Potro play each other?

Federer and Del Potro played each other a total of 25 times on the ATP Tour with their last H2H match being the final of the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

When did Del Potro and Federer first play each other?

Their first match was in the second round of the 2007 Wimbledon Championships with Federer winning the match in straight sets (6-2, 7-5, 6-1)

Did Del Potro ever beat Federer on Grass?

No, Del Potro played Federer twice on grass (2007 Wimbledon and 2012 London Olympics) with Federer winning both matches.