Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells

Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells

Krajinovic reacted well to Federer's first blow, breaking back immediately after going 2-0 down at the beginning of the match. Federer hit a running forehand passing shot to break at love and take the set 6-2.

He has carried that form into 2018 and is now unbeaten this year, having made it 20 men's singles major titles following his Australian Open triumph in January.

"I think I came out playing a little more aggressive than the other two sets and that made him keep making more mistakes".

On his highly-anticipated return to the tour after right elbow surgery, Djokovic looked a shadow of his former self.

The 10th-seeded Djokovic acknowledged his poor performance against the world's 109th-ranked player.

The 20-time grand slam champion continuing his bid for a record sixth BNP Paribas Open title, while US Open champion Sloane Stephens continued her poor run of form exiting from the tournament.


"It's been a long time since I have been interrupted at night and have to come back the next day", Federer said.

Frenchman Gael Monfils survived a match point before beating big-serving American John Isner 6-7 (5) 7-6 (3) 7-5 in a contest that had only one break.

"I'm just happy that I managed to recover that quickly after surgery and just get out on the court", he added.

The match was suspended due to rain at 2230 local time poised with the second set tied at 2-2, and no further play was possible.

Federer will meet France's Jeremy Chardy in the round of 16, who earlier eliminated his compatriot Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6 and 6-1.

In other third-round matches, No. 7 Caroline Garcia of France beat 26th-seeded Daria Gavrilova of Australia 7-5, 6-4; No. 10 Angelique Kerber of Germany defeated No. 24 Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation 7-5, 6-2; and American Danielle Collins continued her run with a 6-4, 6-4 win over fellow wild card Sofya Zhuk of Russian Federation.

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