Federer Reigns Supreme
The BNP Paribas Open being played at the Indian Wells gave us another dream match between two of the best players to ever play the beautiful sport of tennis, the Swiss maestro Roger Federer competing against his good friend but on court arch rival Rafa Nadal, just after their epic match in the Australian Open Final.
However, this time it was a one sided match with Federer proving to much for Rafa, breaking him 4 times and winning comfortably 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of a star studded tournament. Overall Nadal has the advantage with a 23-13 score against Roger but recently it seems the GOAT Swiss Ace has Rafa’s number beating him three times in a row for the first time.
Federer finished with around 26 winners and won around 75 percent points on the basis of his aggressive serve, which in my opinion has improved due to a change in coaching staff with the inclusion of Ivan lubjicic, if you want help from a tennis coach then check out 1CoachSource. Federer seems in quite sublime form, beating Rafa in two sets in an hour, and showed his class with outstanding backhand and forehand shots. Moreover, Rafa agreed that Roger was on another level and played quite better than him, quite different from what happened in the land down under, where the match was quite competitive.
Rafa told the media that when Federer is in hot form, like this it’s very difficult to stop him, his serve is unplayable and is quite more relaxed, sprinting all over the court, using angles to plot the ball in difficult places impossible to play at. Now the world number 9 faces Australian wonder kid Nick Kyrgios, who is on a high after his victory against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 7-6 (3) for the second time now in a couple of weeks after defeating him in Mexico. And destroying Djokovic’s 19 win unbeaten record at the Paribas Open.
Roger was full of praise for Nick Kyrgios, saying that he is a great kid, and if he concentrates hard and has more focus towards each game he could become a top class player as he has all the ingredients to become one. The two have played once before in Madrid, where Kyrgios won and both have utmost respect for each other with Kyrgios saying that he looks up to federer.
The tournament has had its upsets with Andy Murray, Djokovic and Nadal all getting knocked out with the likes of Kei Nishikori and Stan the Man Wawrinka progressing through to the next round, it seems like the temperature just got a lot more hotter than before as we reach towards the final round of the BNP Paribas Open.