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Indian Wells | Roaring back to the forefront

Milos Raonic won his fourth match of the season to reach the last four of the Indian Wells tournament where he will face Juan Martin del Potro for a place in this year’s first Masters 1000 event. Both players are on the comeback trail having been plagued by injuries with Raonic’s being the more recent so in many people’s eyes, his inclusion in the last four will come as a bit of a surprise while Del Potro’s revival over the last few months including a tournament win in Acapulco 12 days ago, has seen him rise back into the...

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Indian Wells | Coric to take on Federer

The first of the men’s semi-finals at this year’s Indian Wells Masters 1000 event, will be filled by the world number one and top seed, Roger Federer and the unseeded Borna Corric who is starting to fulfil the potential which was evident in his late-teens. For Federer his run equals his best start to a season as he remains on course for a sixth title and, having booked his place in the last four, extends his current winning streak to 16 consecutive...

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Indian Wells | Striking for the finish line

While a certain 36-year-old top-seed from Switzerland remains the title favourite for this year’s Indian Wells Masters 1000 title, a former rival who has been out of action for lengthy periods of time since winning the US Open at Roger Federer’s expense, is starting to rediscover some of that form which saw him on the verge of breaking into the Big...

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Indian Wells | Staying on track

The conditions here are so perfect that it is not surprising that everyone seems to play their best tennis. The respective world No.1s are still on track to claim the men’s and women’s singles titles, but only Roger Federer looks like a...

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Indian Wells | Del Potro marches on

Juan Martin Del Potro continued his dominance over David Ferrer to book a spot in the Indian Wells fourth round as second seed Marin Cilic suffered a shock loss. World No. 8 Del Potro extended his winning streak over the Spaniard to five straight matches, winning 6-4 7-6(3) at the ATP Tour hardcourt Masters 1000...

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Indian Wells | Crowds lift Fritz

The 20-year-old local boy was making good and there could be no denying that the support Taylor Fritz received from the crowd was a major ingredient in his victory over the Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco. Fritz came through 4-6 6-2 7-6(1) with the crowd chanting and rhythmically clapping his name during his third round match at the Indian Wells Masters...

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Indian Wells | Federer, the Silent Assassin

When the temperature is up in the high 80s Roger Federer has no desire to spend a minute longer on court than he has to. Facing Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic in a 1pm start in the broiling heat is no easy task, but the World No.1 has a way of doing just enough to manoeuvre his opponent to a place he doesn’t want to be before applying the finishing touch to the point with the minimum of...

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Indian Wells | Daniel Dumps Djokovic

Sunday’s play at the Indian Wells Masters 1000 was dominated by the long-awaited appearance of Novak Djokovic making his comeback to the ATP Tour and the completion of Roger Federer’s rain interrupted match. Though most of the crowd packed into the tennis complex had come to see the former World No. 1 on his comeback following right elbow surgery, it was the 25-year-old Taro Daniel from Japan, ranked 109, who stole the show by upsetting the 10th seeded Serbian, 7-6(3) 4-6...

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Indian Wells | Subdued Djokovic defeated

Novak Djokovic went straight from the court to the interview room after his 7-6 4-6 6-1 loss to Japan’s Taro Daniel at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on Sunday. Facing repeated questions about his health and fitness, Djokovic insisted on giving full credit to his 109th ranked opponent. “He’s known round the tour for being a great fighter,” a subdued Djokovic...

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