Roger Federer
Mar 24, 2016; Key Biscayne, FL, USA; Roger Federer speaks at a press conference on day three of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center. Reuters/Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Roger Federer will return to his first tennis action after recovering from a knee surgery when he faces Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in Round of 64 of the Miami open at Crandon Park Tennis Center.

Federer, who made a surprise comeback at the Miami Open, is set to participate in his first competitive match after being sidelined for almost two months due to a knee surgery that repaired a torn left meniscus. The Swiss Maestro will test his post-knee recuperation form against Del Potro, who has not faced Federer since the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals back in 2013.

“I'm excited,” Federer said of his return to tennis competition, reports the ATP’s official website. “Anxious to find out how it's going to react, is it going to be different day-to-day, how is it going to feel after the match and so forth”

Federer leads Del Potro by 15-5 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head battle, but only won two of their last five meetings. The 17-time Grand Slam winner’s most memorable loss to Del Potro was at the US Open in 2009, when the 27-year-old Argentine won his first major title.

Del Potro, who is playing just his third ATP tournament after recovering from left wrist surgeries, defeated fellow Argentine Guido Pella 6-0 7-6(4) to advance in the Round of 64 stage. It was a triumphant return for Del Potro after an early exit in last year’s edition of the Miami Open, which was apparently his last match of the season.

“It's nice to see him [Del Potro] back,” Federer said. “I haven't seen him play at all since he's been back, so I'm not quite sure what to expect, even though my coach went to see his match yesterday.”

The winner could either face Spain’s Fernando Verdasco or France’s Jeremy Chardy in Round of 32.

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