Roger Federer rolls into Indian Wells fourth round

Don't sleep Novak Djokovic could win it all at Indian Wells Masters

World No. 1 Roger Federer finished off Federico Delbonis in a rain-disrupted match on Sunday (March 11), to reach the third round at the Indian Wells tennis tournament as five-time champion Novak Djokovic was toppled.

Federer, the defending champion and five-time victor, needed just 58 minutes to wrap up a 6-2 6-1 victory.

"For me it felt like first match I ever played on the tour". The 12-time Major victor was beaten in the fourth round of the Australian Open in January after his elbow troubles had kept him out of action since the 2017 Wimbledon Championships. He had surgery in Switzerland shortly after that. "I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything". Nerves were there. I made so many unforced errors'.

The 36-year-old Swiss marvel continues to defy the ageing process, claiming his 20th Grand Slam title and sixth Australian Open crown in January. Federer, who earned his fifth title at Indian Wells past year, saved a set point in the second-set tiebreaker and advanced to face Filip Krajinovic yesterday.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Jack Sock during an exhibition tennis match in San Jose, California. That is as head scratching as anything you'll see'.

Top seed Simona Halep survived a scare before beating the 165th ranked Caroline Dolehide 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

But Federer is refusing to become complacent in his quest for a record sixth Indian Wells title and says he must "stay sharp" to come out on top. "The surface doesn't react so much".

Isner, the 15th seed, frittered away seven break points, while Monfils converted one of his three opportunities, which proved enough.

Seventh seed Kevin Anderson took down Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (1) 7-6 (3) and South Korea's Chung Hyeon beat Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4.

In the next round he faces Jeremy Chardy, who beat fellow Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

"Unfortunately I have to pull out", Nishikori said. "I think it was a good match".

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