Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells

Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells
Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells

Roger Federer beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2 6-1 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Mixing overpowering serves and pinpoint groundstrokes the world number 1 advanced to the fourth round of the tournament.

Federer, showed no sign of wear en route to thrashing of the Serbian in the pair's first ever meeting.

The Swiss was his dominant self on Monday, winning 89 percent of his first service points while cracking six aces to just one double fault.

Krajinovic had no answer for Federer's serve or relentless return game and ended up winning just 31 of the match's 93 points.

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

"You can't really look ahead to semi-finals, finals and speculate about who you could play," he told reporters.

"I think that would be a mistake. I am on a good run right now and I want to maintain that. I have to stay sharp."

Next up for Federer is a meeting on Wednesday with Jeremy Chardy, who upset his Adrian Mannarino earlier on Monday.