Federer, Wawrinka Roll Into All-Swiss Indian Wells Final, Who's The Pick?


Federer, Wawrinka Roll Into All-Swiss Indian Wells Final, Who's The Pick?

Ninth seed Roger Federer takes on 17th seed Jack Sock in the Men's singles semi-final of 2017 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Saturday evening.

Nick Kyrgios' withdrawal because of illness before his quarterfinal with Roger Federer on Friday was a major letdown, no doubt.

Sure enough, Federer finished the set off in around 21 minutes, 6-1, with three aces.

The closest Sock got was a deuce in the eighth game of the second set, and Federer quickly dispersed the whiff of danger with two forehand winners.

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka set up an all-Swiss showdown for the ATP Indian Wells Masters title with straight-sets semi-final victories on Saturday.

While Federer is a four-time champion in the California desert, Wawrinka has struggled in previous editions of the first Masters tournament of the year.

Federer hasn't lost a set or his serve in four matches, saving one break point along the way and beating rival Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

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The Swiss 18-time grand slam champion, well-known German veteran Tommy Haas and rising Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov were the subject of much laughter during the Australian Open in January when they posted a video to social media of them singing together. Nishioka served for the match at 5-4 and 6-5 in the decider only to fall 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) and Thiem went down 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2).

The Swiss will bid to tie Djokovic on the all-time Indian Wells title list with five on Sunday, and he will bid for his 25th Masters 1000 title. And sometimes for a player like Stan, he likes to have a bit more time and I can maybe rush him. "I am really happy with the way I'm playing".

"She started to put a lot of pressure on me". "It's not a goal of mine per se to play until I reach 100".

Federer went into his semi-final against Sock - victor of two titles this year in Auckland and Delray Beach - well-rested.

"Most of the time I know when I start to win the matches in the tournament, I start to get confidence, the good feeling with the ball", Wawrinka said. "I didn't execute a few shots there, especially toward the end of the second set". Or Mirjana Lucic-Baroni - age 34 and ranked 79th - reaching the semi-finals in Melbourne? But Wawrinka's mental toughness can never be underestimated, as both Djokovic and Nadal have found out in grand slam finals.

"I don't take this decision lightly, these are the matches we train for but I'm in no fit state to take to the court".



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