Roger Federer’s revival at Indian Wells
March 26, 2017
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Roger Federer began his 2017 ATP season with an Australian Open Championship. Although this was well earned, many were not sure if Federer could maintain this high level of playing throughout this year. His latest victory in the BNP Paribas Open, the first Master 1000’s tournament of the year, showed that Federer is only beginning his comeback. Last Sunday, Federer captured his 90th ATP tournament in the California desert. With a straight sets victory over Wawrinka (ranked #3 in the world) at 35 years old, Roger Federer is the oldest person to win a Master 1000’s tournament . His phenomenal run in Indian Wells has boosted Federer to number 6 in the world. Although he still has a lot to go, it now seems possible that Federer could regain his number 1 spot once again. Seeming more relaxed and confident, Federer is playing his best tennis currently. Tennis fans are hopeful that Federer can maintain this level for the rest of the season and climb to the top of the rankings once again.
The next tournament is the second Master 1000’s tournament of the year, the Miami Open. After Federer’s big win in California, he is entering the tournament as the fourth seed. With momentum from his dominating start of 2017, many wonder if Federer can claim the Miami Open Championship once again. It has been 11 years since Federer won this tournament in 2006. Last year, Federer was forced to withdraw due to the stomach flu. Now, Federer is looking physically and mentally ready to play at his peak level. With the top two players in the world, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, out of the draw for injuries, it looks like Federer may have a chance for a third title of his season so far.