Roger Federer highlighted his comeback as a power centre in tennis with a classy performance against his nemesis Rafael Nadal. Roger Federer beaten Nadal in smooth 6-2, 6-3 set to reach the quarterfinals in the Indian Wells.
Federer’s 68-minute win over Nadal was only his 13th victory in 36 attempts. It was also the first time in their storied careers that Federer managed to beat Nadal three times in a row.
Federer, currently ranked tenth in the world & ninth seeded in the tournament, made light of the situation immediately after learning of the draw. “It doesn’t matter. I’ve gone through so many draws. I came here to Indian Wells to play against those guys. So it doesn’t matter if it’s a semi, a final or actually a fourth round,” said the nonchalant Swiss. He backed that assertion in style last night with his facile victory over an opponent that tormented him more than any other player.
The Swiss has an intriguing match-up next against the young Australian, who is riding the high of trumping Djokovic twice in a row.
For tennis fans, there cannot be a better spectacle in sport than watching Federer in full flow.
This is Kyrgios’s second win in row over Djokovic, early break in first game of the match given the lead to Kyrgios in first set.
The second set went to the tiebreaker which Kyrgios dominated, sealing the win, fittingly, with a final monster serve.
“He obviously comes out playing his style, very aggressive, and just going for every serve, whether it’s first or second,” Djokovic said. “It’s very hard to play like that.”