Roger Federer reaches fourth round at Indian Wells

Updated: 11 March 2014 08:16 IST

Roger Federer, who has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles, defeated Tursunov 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/2) to take his perfect record against the Russian to 4-0.

Indian Wells, USA:

Four-time Indian Wells champion Roger Federer needed two tiebreakers to beat Dmitry Tursunov on Monday and reach the fourth round of the year's first ATP Masters.

The seventh-seeded Swiss, who has won a record 17 Grand Slam titles, defeated Tursunov 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/2) to take his perfect record against the Russian to 4-0.

Federer, now ranked eighth in the world, surrendered a 3-0 lead in the opening set before prevailing in the tiebreaker.

He recovered an early break in the second set before dominating in the second-set decider.

Federer, who arrived in California after victory in the Dubai tournament for his 78th career trophy, awaits the winner of Monday night's match between 11th-seeded German Tommy Haas and 19th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Topics : Tennis
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