Federer reaches Indian Wells last 16 in 58 minutes

Federer reaches Indian Wells last 16 in 58 minutes

Federer reaches Indian Wells last 16 in 58 minutes

It was not easy to adapt but today I was just lucky to get the win and in straight sets is always good.

"It's been a long time since I have been interrupted at night and have to come back the next day", Federer said.

What he saw was his 36-year-old father overcome a shaky first set in which there were four breaks of serve.

INDIAN WELLS-Rain suspended Roger Federer's opening-round match in the second set last night.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion has enjoyed a flawless start to 2018 winning the Australian Open and ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, and is bidding to claim a record sixth title - his 28th Masters 1000 crown - in the California desert. He and 10th seed Djokovic both came into the tournament seeking to become the first six-time victor of the event.

Though most of the crowd at Indian Wells came to see the former World No. 1 in his comeback following right elbow surgery, it was the 25-year-old Daniel who stole the show with a scrappy 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-1 victory.

Federer said on Thursday that he won't be taking anyone for granted in this draw.

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Roger Federer made short work of Filip Krajinovic as he booked his place in the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-1 victory on Monday.

Federer battled past Federico Delbonis in the second round earlier in the week but was back to his best as he smashed Serbian Krajinovic.

South Korea's Hyeon Chung, who surpassed all expectations to reach the Australian Open semi-finals earlier this year, also advanced, taking almost three hours to overcome Dusan Lajovic 6-7 (11/9) 6-3 6-3. "So I'm very happy how things are turning out to be".

Federer will meet France's Jeremy Chardy in the round of 16, who earlier eliminated his compatriot Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6 and 6-1.

Also, American Taylor Fritz defeated Fernando Verdasco of Spain, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1), Croatia's Borna Coric breezed past Roberto Bautista 6-1, 6-3 and Pablo Carreno-Busta of Spain, stopped Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 7-5. He had four aces but served poorly overall making four double faults and winning just 65 percent of his first-serve points.

The highest-seeded player to lose Monday was No. 4 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who was beaten 7-5, 6-3 by 27th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain. Yeah, just - he's only going to get better from here.

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