An ATP Masters 1000 event, Indian Wells represents the 3rd professional tournament Roger Federer is making an appearance in 2017. The first one, namely the Australian Open had its special aura having Federer at the very top with his 18th Grand Slam title as a reward. The 2nd event did not end so well for Federer as he was surprisingly defeated by a seemingly unknown Russian player in Dubai. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the legend of the ATP World Tour is taking his chances at Indian Wells, a tournament he missed last year due to a knee surgery he underwent immediately after the Australian Open.

A solid first match

The 9th seed in men's singles draw, Roger Federer was given a bye in the first round. For the 2nd round match, the Swiss faced Stephane Robert ( 81 ATP) of France. Robert, a 36-year-old with not a single win on the ATP Tour in 2017 turned out to be easy prey for a hungry Federer who went on winning in straight sets 6-2 6-1 in less than an hour. Throughout the encounter, there was not a single moment when another thought rather than winning stood on the table. Without facing a break point on his own serve, Roger Federer barely had a decent opposition. It was a training session opened to the public. But the good news is about to end. For the next matches, Federer is expected to have some much stronger opponents.

Steven Johnson (27 ATP) is the next obstacle, and from that point on, things might get tricky.

Federer shares draw with Nadal and Djokovic

If he gets past Johnson, in Federer's way could arise Rafael Nadal. There is no need to emphasize how big their matches tend to become. The most recent one took place in Melbourne in the Australian Open's final in what was called a return to the primitive of the current era of Tennis.

Djokovic is also trying to get some momentum after a hard-earned victory against Kyle Edmund, the newest sensation from Great Britain. The Serb is set to play against Juan Martin del Potro in the 3rd round. In the bottom half of the draw, Nick Kyrgios, a player capable of doing huge damages, is making his own way along with the Titans.

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