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Sport Federer cruises at Indian Wells, Thiem retires hurt

11:21  13 march  2018
11:21  13 march  2018 Source:   omnisport.performgroup.com

Federer not sure about participating in the French Open

  Federer not sure about participating in the French Open World number one Roger Federer has revealed that he is not sure about whether he will participate in this year’s French Open, according to a report on the Express. The Swiss international had surgery on his knee in 2016 and has made a full recovery, winning the Australian Open and Rotterdam Open already in 2018. The 36-year-old missed the entire clay court season last year and he is seeing the benefits of it so far this year as his fitness seems to be in perfect condition. Federer has hinted that he may do the same thing again this year to avoid getting himself injured but has also stated that he is still thinking about whether to play or not. The clay court tournaments are favoured by Federer’s rival Rafael Nadal, who will be looking to wrestle back the number one spot from the veteran. Federer said: “I have to think twice, because there are also two pad changes. Last year I did not play a Grand Slam for the first time, even though I was fit.” “It looks like I’m going to play less on sand. But the decision will only be made after Indian Wells.” Federer will first play in the Indian Wells Masters in March and then make a decision about the French Open. He also turned down the opportunity to play in the Dubai Tennis Championship this week to attend the Laureus Sports Awards in Monte Carlo.

A five-time winner at Indian Wells , Federer needed less than an hour to crush Krajinovic. Next up for the 23rd seed is Cuevas, who was leading 3-6 6-4 4-2 when Thiem retired hurt . Anderson rolls on.

Defending champion Roger Federer extended his unbeaten streak in 2018 to 14 matches after blitzing Filip Krajinovic on Monday, while Dominic Thiem had to retired injured.

RogerFederer-cropped: World number one Roger Federer © Provided by Omnisport World number one Roger Federer

World number one Roger Federer barely raised a sweat en route to the last 16 at Indian Wells, while Dominic Thiem succumbed to injury.

Defending champion Federer extended his unbeaten streak in 2018 to 14 matches after blitzing Filip Krajinovic on Monday.

The 20-time grand slam champion is seeking his third ATP World Tour title of the season and the 98th of his illustrious career.

Thiem was unable to move through to the fourth round – the fifth seed retiring hurt with an ankle injury against Pablo Cuevas.

Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung, meanwhile, trumped Tomas Berdych.

Federer breezes into fourth round at Indian Wells

  Federer breezes into fourth round at Indian Wells World number one Roger Federer wasted no time in seeing off Filip Krajinovic at Indian Wells.Roger Federer made short work of Filip Krajinovic as he booked his place in the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-1 victory on Monday.

A five-time winner at Indian Wells , Federer needed less than an hour to crush Krajinovic. Next up for the 23rd seed is Cuevas, who was leading 3-6 6-4 4-2 when Thiem retired hurt . Anderson rolls on.

A five-time winner at Indian Wells , Federer needed less than an hour to crush Krajinovic. Next up for the 23rd seed is Cuevas, who was leading 3-6 6-4 4-2 when Thiem retired hurt . Anderson rolls on.

FEDERER SHOWS NO MERCY

It was a routine day for Federer, who saw off his Serbian opponent 6-2 6-1 on Stadium 1.

A five-time winner at Indian Wells, Federer needed less than an hour to crush Krajinovic.

Krajinovic dug deep early, overcoming a 2-0 deficit to level things up but it was one-way traffic from that point as Federer hurried to a one-set lead in the next four games – winning three of them to love.

Federer wasted no time in the second set, sailing in the fourth round where he will face Jeremy Chardy.

On Krajinovic, Federer said: "I still think he can play much better than he did today. Maybe it was because it was the first time he ever played against me."

Federer not focused on retaining number one ranking

  Federer not focused on retaining number one ranking Swiss superstar Roger Federer – who powered into the fourth round on Monday – is not focused on his ranking. "You're only really as good as your last match," Federer said. "Now we're in Indian Wells and that's my focus and not what I have achieved in the past."Did you hear that @rogerfederer won 17 points in a row in his third-round match @BNPPARIBASOPEN today? The Swiss cruises past Masters 1000 Paris finalist Filip Krajinovic.Read More https://t.co/hokSYLehZbpic.twitter.

Defending champion Roger Federer extended his unbeaten streak in 2018 to 14 matches after blitzing Filip Krajinovic on Monday.

A five-time winner at Indian Wells , Federer needed less than an hour to crush Krajinovic. Next up for the 23rd seed is Cuevas, who was leading 3-6 6-4 4-2 when Thiem retired hurt . Anderson rolls on.

CHUNG STUNS BERDYCH

The South Korean sensation continued his impressive season by upstaging Czech 12th seed Berdych 6-4 6-4.

Chung, who made the final four at Melbourne Park in January, broke three times throughout the contest to prevail after one hour, 24 minutes.

Next up for the 23rd seed is Cuevas, who was leading 3-6 6-4 4-2 when Thiem retired hurt.

ANDERSON ROLLS ON

Kevin Anderson put on a serving masterclass as he saw off Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-3).

Last year's US Open runner-up Anderson sent down 22 aces, while Kicker only managed one in the third-round battle.

Standing in the way of the seventh seed and a quarter-final berth is Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.

Roberto Bautista Agut and Adrian Mannarino were sent packing, along with Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco.

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