Prime Sports, International (Indian Wells), March 13:- World number one Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a sixth Indian Wells Masters title with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Filip Krajinovic. The 36-year-old marvel continues to defy the aging process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower the Serb with a brilliant display of Swiss timing.
“I was feeling like he was not loving my slice and I was also mixing in drop shots,” said Federer who extended his perfect record this season to 14-0. “I really I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him.
“At the same time, have fun with my game, play a variation, but for the most part try to stay on the offensive.” Federer blasted six aces had one double fault and won 89 percent of his first serve points, losing just three points on his serve the entire match.
“I actually was explosive out there today and I felt good,” he said. “So I’m very happy how things are turning out to be.” After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at two-all, Federer moved into cruise control.
His opening match on Saturday night against Federico Delbonis carried over into Sunday afternoon after heavy rains forced a postponement of several night matches. He said playing matches three days in a row doesn’t faze him.
“You’ve got to be ready for it. It’s what tennis players do. We wait, we play, we wait again, we play again. “In Rotterdam, I played five matches in a row,” he said. “Back in the day, I used to play six matches in a row. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).