Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam singles titles, speaks admiringly of Del Potro. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP
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Roger Federer said Thursday retaining his world No. 1 ranking is no more than a "mini-goal" as he prepares his bid to defend the ATP Miami Open title.However Federer, who was beaten by Juan Martin Del Potro in Sunday's Indian Wells final, said he is not attaching too much importance to hanging on to his ranking.Federer will launch his Miami campaign Saturday.Federer, winner of an incredible 20 Grand Slam singles titles, meanwhile spoke admiringly of Del Potro's rehabilitation into the tennis circuit's winners circle following a career-threatening wrist injury.Federer said he had already moved on from Sunday's loss to Del Potro in Indian Wells, saying he was due a loss after a successful 2017 .
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