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Federer needed barely an hour to take his record to 22-3 over Wawrinka

Federer needed barely an hour to take his record to 22-3 over Wawrinka

The three-time victor of the tournament in the Californian desert was under the impression that the match started at 8.00pm and not at 6.00pm. which was the official time when it was supposed to get underway.

Novak Djokovic shook off some rust and U.S. qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo Saturday, opening his ATP Indian Wells Masters campaign with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 victory.

German Alexander Zverev also advanced after a 6-3 2-0 win over Slovakia's Martin Klizan, who was forced to retire with a right ankle injury in the second set. "I was so frustrated with myself from the half of the second set to the end, which shouldn't happen to me", she further explained.

Roger Federer also said he is anxious for the sport in the court due to what is happening away from it.

Eugenie Bouchard, meanwhile, fell at the first hurdle following a three-set loss against Kirsten Flipkens at the WTA tournament.

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Federer could find himself fighting for a fourth-round berth against fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka, a three-time Grand Slam champion now unseeded as he continues his return from injury.

Osaka, playing her first match under new coach Jermaine Jenkins, fired five aces against Mladenovic's one and sealed the win in 1 hour, 21 minutes.

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Djokovic has not played since winning his seventh Australian Open title on 27 January.

World number two Rafa Nadal brushed aside American Jared Donaldson 6-1 6-1 and will next face Diego Schwartzman after the Argentine beat Roberto Carballes 6-3 6-1. Nadal is 6-0 against the Argentinian. "I'd like to here that from the Council and some more players just to get a better idea of what is really going on", he added.

Halep dominated the tiebreaker, urged on by a large contingent of Romanian fans at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Mannarino, ranked 52nd in the world, served for the match at 6-5 in the third. But the Frenchman double faulted on the third break point he faced in the game, and that was the opening Nishikori needed.

The American seven-time grand slam singles champion was the better of the two players in the third set and managed to break twice. Fratangelo will seek revenge as they open the night session on Stadium 1, exactly three years following Djokovic's 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback win in the 2016 second round.

The score line was 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the Serbian tennis star's favour.

He could face a risky third-round clash with Australian Nick Kyrgios, seeded 31st, who is coming off his first title in more than a year in Acapulco last week.

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