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Federer given Wawrinka a lesson and exhortation, and comfort

was Not even an hour past, since it already came to shake hands. On the day, with Novak Djokovic (to Philipp Kohlschreiber) and Naomi Osaka (against Belinda Bencic) the numbers 1 in Indian Wells, both left the company, played Roger Federer in the Swiss duel against Stan Wawrinka irresistible. He moved in with a 6:3, 6:4, he had to not break a ball to fend off, in the quarter-finals. There, he meets tonight (starting at about 23 clock CET) for the first time at the Brits Kyle Edmund, the number 23.

"I was a little hesitant and moving to me is not good. I gave him the first Break, and for that I paid tax. Because from then on he moved away and played super," said Wawrinka after the 22. Defeat in 25. Duel. His record against Federer is now worse than that of Andy Roddick, who retired with a 3:21-balance sheet. Wawrinka took the defeat, but left: "Federer is the best player of all time, and for me, the most unpleasant, because it varies so much, quick plays, you don't have a rhythm, and always with something New."

Mitigating circumstances for the loser

The five-time Indian Wells winner was accordingly satisfied. "I felt good from the start, my tactic worked," said Federer. Wawrinka a bit more match practice is missing only to be able to return to old successes, connect, and speculated that he. Would be important for the Canton of Vaud to improve its ranking position, in order to prevent to meet in the early rounds to the best of the best. Federer was striking, trying to find comforting words for his Davis Cup colleague and a gold partner of Beijing 2008.

images: Federer in a hurry in the eighth-final

"Stan was worried about a brutal Match against Fucsovics, the sure traces left behind," admitted Federer. "It takes very little, that he will re-create the breakthrough." And as clear as its 18:0-balance-sheet off the clay courts, it's expressions, I'm feeling Wawrinka also on these surfaces (hard court and grass) are not superior. "There were many Matches where he could have had me beat, but somehow I came through."

He was pleased to meet for the first time, against Edmund, said the 100-times tournament winner. "I met him at the Laver Cup in Chicago to know a little better. He is a great and nice guy, trains hard and is very balanced. His Backhand is similar to that of Andy Murray, and the Forehand he hits well." It was only a matter of time before the Briton in the Top 20 there.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 13.03.2019, 06:17 PM

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