Federer Continues his Winning Streak

March 11, 2014

ATP Tennis News

INDIAN WELLS – California:  Four-time Indian Wells champion, Roger Federer, edged a straight sets victory against tricky Russian Dmitry Tursunov, winning  7-6(7), 7-6(2) on Monday afternoon at the BNP Paribas Open to reach the fourth round.

The 32-year-old Swiss has come into the tournament confident off the back of success at theDubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, and extended his winning streak to eight matches.

Federer enjoyed his one hour and 45-minute match – his first encounter since the 2008 Beijing Olympics against Tursunov, edging the win through two, tight tiebreaks to book his place in the last 16.   The Swiss maestro is feeling very happy with his composure and delivery on court:

“Now I feel like I’m in a good place. Zen on the court,” said Federer. “I know what my solid level is. Even if I won 6 and 6 today, I just feel like I was calm and served for the set. Okay, got broken. Still managed to stay calm. Down a set in the second; stayed calm and came back. So those are the moments where you feel there is confidence around somewhere.”

Federer’s next opponent will be Tommy Haas, who rounded out Monday’s play as he defeated Kei Nishikori, 11 years his junior, 7-6(3), 6-2 in one hour and 31 minutes.

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About Lisa-Marie Burrows

Lisa-Marie Burrows has a MA in Sports Broadcast Journalism and is a freelance sports journalist. She has covered many national and international tennis tournaments and has worked in Paris for Eurosport News channel. She is a member of the International Press Association and a journalist for its online magazine, IMPress. She has contributed articles for various leading websites including www.tennisgrandstand.com, www.worldtennismagazine.com, www.tennisbloggers.com, www.tennisscoop.co.uk and www.olympictennis.net. Lisa-Marie operates her tennis website www.tennisnewsviews.com where you can read her reports. She can be reached at lburrows@internationalpress.com or on Twitter @TennisNewsViews.

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