Sunday, March 13, 2011

Roger Federer advances at Indian Wells

Roger Federer advances at Indian Wells

Roger Federer defeated Igor Andreev 7-5, 7-6 to advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open where he will play Juan Ignacio Chela.

Federer had just four aces but he won 92 percent of this first service points.

Andreev made Federer work for the win Sunday. In the tiebreaker, Federer set up match point by forcing Andreev hit a backhand long then clinched the win when Andreev pounded a forehand into the net.

“I played really well,” Federer said. “In the first round, you never have too much expectation and you just hope to get through.

“I’m very happy to be back. I’ve had some success over the years here at Indian Wells and it was a fun match with Igor.”

It was Federer’s fourth victory over Andreev in four meetings but the first time he had not lost a set to the hard-hitting Russian.

“I knew the danger and that’s why I was really pleased with the win today,” said Federer.

Source AP
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