Roger Federer defies logic with backhand slice

Ross Houston
March 14, 2018

And Federer, speaking to Tennis Channel about his living arrangements for the Indian Wells-Miami double header, revealed his twin girls Myla and Charlene, and twin boys Leo and Lenny, had made a tidy profit from their business venture.

World number one Roger Federer reached the last 16 of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells with a comfortable victory over Serbia's Filip Krajinovic. "I think it was a good match".

And consider Federer won the Australian Open past year after taken six months off the tour!

He was unable to get past his opening match in Indian Wells on Sunday even after another extended break from the game he once dominated and after what he termed "a small medical intervention" on his troublesome right elbow. "I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything. That is as head scratching as anything you'll see".

Despite the promising outlook, Federer insisted he was taking it one match at a time.

Holder Roger Federer avoided the same fate as Djokovic, though the Swiss top seed was pushed by left-handed Argentine Federico Delbonis in a match that was completed on Sunday after being halted by rain at 2-2 in the second set the previous day.

"When you go from night to day [you are usually] playing a different opponent - so, naturally, it's all a change", said Federer. "The surface doesn't react so much; the ball doesn't travel so fast".

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

Israeli Dudi Sela beat British 21st seed Edmund 6-4 6-4, while Luxemburg's 24th seed Giles Muller was upset by Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 7-5. So it was definitely nerve-wracking kind of, but I was enjoying it so much out there and I was playing my best.

Daniel, speaking on the biggest win of his career, said, "It's kind of hard to describe.I can't believe I beat someone like that on the center court like this; it's insane".

The tournament also lost Japan's Kei Nishikori, who withdrew through illness.

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