Federer reaches Indian Wells last 16 in 58 minutes

Federer reaches Indian Wells last 16 in 58 minutes 

Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Filip Krajinovic of Serbia during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, USA, 12 March 2018. EPA-EFE/PAUL BUCK

International Sportsdesk, Mar 12 (efe-epa).- The Swiss Roger Federer, world number one, reached the round of 16 of the Indian Wells’ Masters 1000 tournament on Monday, easily winning against the Serbian Filip Krajinovic, the 25th seeded, in two sets and 58 minutes.

Federer, five times winner of this tournament and defender of the title, invested less than an hour to win by 6-2 and 6-1 against the number 28 in the world.

Roger 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 the match which started the day.

With his triumph this Monday, Federer, winner of this year’s Australian Open (20th Grand Slam title) and the Rotterdam tournament, extends his winning streak this year to 14-0.

In Indian Wells the Swiss has won five times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2017) and was a finalist in 2014 and 2015, both times defeated by Serbian Novak Djokovic.

The only time he was not in the last game of the Californian tournament was in 2013, when he fell in the quarter-finals against Spanish Rafa Nadal. The Swiss has accumulated 97 titles in his career so far.