- Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka to win BNP Paribas Open
- Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal in just 68 minutes at Indian Wells
- Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Indian Wells showdown with Roger Federer through illness
- Federer Neutralises Nadal To Make Indian Wells Quarter Final
Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka to win BNP Paribas Open
Federer Wins Fifth Indian Wells Title ATP Staff Mar 19, Federer's backhand has been the talking point of the BNP Paribas Open, and he set the.2017
It was a scintillating performance from the Swiss who fired 26 winners and set the tone by breaking in the opening game to win through in style and set up a tie with Nick Kyrgios who defeated Novak Djokovic for the second tournament in a row. Federer won the toss and chose sides. Nadal elected to serve and got off to the worst possible start by dropping serve. The Spaniard created an immediate break point back opportunity, but Roger came up with three good serves to hold from With a lead, Roger was moving brilliantly and playing with total freedom as he cracked three backhand winners in game 5 to land a double break including a peach of a backhand down the line on break point. A SABR followed in his next return game which drew gasps from the crowd, and he went on to take the set
World number 10 Federer claimed the first set before being broken for the first time at this year's tournament in the first game of the second set. Wawrinka, the world number three, went ahead before Federer won three games in a row on his way to the title. Federer becomes the oldest champion in the tournament's history, surpassing Jimmy Connors, who was 31 when he triumphed in
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The incredible comeback continues. I hope my body is going to allow me to keep on playing. Just being here is a beautiful feeling. I came here for the first time 17 years ago. So to be here again as the champion is an amazing feeling. He is now set to rise back to No. At 35 years old, he is the oldest Masters champion since a year-old Andre Agassi won the Cincinnati title.
Channeling the same game plan that reaped the ultimate reward in the Australian Open final in January, Roger Federer has put on a stunning display of aggression to defeat fifth seed Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open. The last time Nadal tasted victory was in the Australian Open semi-finals. This was the first time the pair had squared off before the quarter-finals since their first meeting in the Miami Open third round. That was big for me. On the comeback, I look back at that and think that was one of the coolest things I ever experienced in my career.
Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal in just 68 minutes at Indian Wells
The Swiss dropped just six points on his first serve in the encounter, and while Johnson forced two tie-breaks, it was Roger who had that little bit extra when needed to come through in 1 hour and 34 minutes. Johnson won the toss and elected to serve, he was quickly up , but Roger made it to deuce before the American was able to hold.
Nick Kyrgios withdraws from Indian Wells showdown with Roger Federer through illness
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