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Federer storms into fourth round at Indian Wells

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INDIAN WELLS, March 13: World number one Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a sixth Indian Wells Masters title with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Filip Krajinovic today.

The 36-year-old marvel continues to defy the ageing process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower the Serb with a brilliant display of Swiss timing. �I was feeling like he was not loving my slice and I was also mixing in dropshots,� said Federer who extended his perfect record this season to 14-0.

�I really I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him.

�At the same time, have fun with my game, play a variation, but for the most part try to stay on the offensive.�

Federer blasted six aces had one double fault and won 89 per cent of his first serve points, losing just three points on his serve in the entire match.

�I actually was explosive out there today and I felt good,� he said. �So I�m very happy how things are turning out to be.�

After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at two-all, Federer moved into cruise control.

At one point he won 17 straight points en route to taking a 6-2, 3-0 lead, winning 10 of the final 11 games in the match.

Federer, who is the defending champion and trying to win a record sixth title in the California desert, was on the centre stadium for the third day in a row.

His opening match on Saturday night against Federico Delbonis carried over into Sunday afternoon after heavy rain forced a postponement of several night matches.

He said playing matches three days in a row doesn�t faze him. � AFP

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Federer storms into fourth round at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, March 13: World number one Roger Federer stepped up his bid for a sixth Indian Wells Masters title with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Filip Krajinovic today.

The 36-year-old marvel continues to defy the ageing process as he needed just 58 minutes to overpower the Serb with a brilliant display of Swiss timing. �I was feeling like he was not loving my slice and I was also mixing in dropshots,� said Federer who extended his perfect record this season to 14-0.

�I really I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it difficult for him.

�At the same time, have fun with my game, play a variation, but for the most part try to stay on the offensive.�

Federer blasted six aces had one double fault and won 89 per cent of his first serve points, losing just three points on his serve in the entire match.

�I actually was explosive out there today and I felt good,� he said. �So I�m very happy how things are turning out to be.�

After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at two-all, Federer moved into cruise control.

At one point he won 17 straight points en route to taking a 6-2, 3-0 lead, winning 10 of the final 11 games in the match.

Federer, who is the defending champion and trying to win a record sixth title in the California desert, was on the centre stadium for the third day in a row.

His opening match on Saturday night against Federico Delbonis carried over into Sunday afternoon after heavy rain forced a postponement of several night matches.

He said playing matches three days in a row doesn�t faze him. � AFP