Federer cruises into fourth round at Indian Wells

Federer cruises into fourth round at Indian Wells

The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have released a statement after a fall out between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic tipped his cap to the veteran after the match.

The victor of that match will take on France's Gael Monfils, who sped past Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-0, 6-3 on Monday.

The big news on the day was the elimination of No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev who fell to countryman Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-1. "Miami is the tournament I do well in, history-wise".

"To be honest, I was a bit nervous in the beginning", admitted Djokovic, who is going for a record sixth Indian Wells title.

The second seed maintained his ideal record against Schwartzman on Tuesday, reaching the last 16 thanks to a 6-3 6-1 victory.

It was a mixed day for teens.

The 24-year-old, now ranked 23 in the world, won 84% of his first-serve points to triumph 6-3 6-3 in an hour and 14 minutes.

"It's a very special win today". I think I'm back in the point-for-point mentality.

"I tried to meet Novak on the deadline".




He plays fast, and his speed around the court and the hard-to-read style of his one-handed backhand, caught Cilic out too many times, and the Croat's errors began to mount. ' I would have tended to be more for him. I was struggling to dictate the points, struggling to move, the serve, as well.

"It's unbelievable", Auger-Aliassime said. Both Federer and Nadal used their voice to insist that if there is to be a change, players must be consulted with, something that they say wasn't done. He was really dominating. I had two good wins, so everything came together...

Federer got the first break to love for a 4-2 lead as Wawrinka's level dipped, and he went on to serve it out, 6-3, in textbook serve and volley style. I was only one break down after that. I have to get back tomorrow with a great mind-set. I gave myself a chance.

"Today, with Novak being number one, top-seeded here, it's a very incredible win for me".

Nineteen-year-old lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic continued his best Masters run upended Laslo Djere 6-2, 7-6 (3).

The victor will then have to face either Shapovalov or Hubert Hurkacz in the quarters, after each young player upset the odds.

Krajinovic will be a big underdog when he faces Spain's world number two Rafa Nadal, who crushed Argentine Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-1 on the showcase court to reach the last 16. "He's the best player to ever play the sport".

"I really believe that after 18 years, 17 years around this sport probably I have a good perspective of the things that can work well, other things that don't work that well". "He's proven he can win against top guys".

And Kei Nishikori will try to avenge a Dubai loss to Hubert Hurkacz.

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