All Hail Roger Federer

Beautiful day today in the desert in southern California.  Roger Federer was on display in all his glory as he dispatched of Dennis Istomin in short order, 6 -2, 6-3.  The GOAT (that would be greatest of all time) was on his game in his opening match of this tournament which he has won four times and in attendance was wife, Mirka and also his two twin daughters.  So sweet!!  Very family friendly environment at this tournament.

In other action today, another “old” guy Leyton Hewitt of Australia ousted American John Isner 6 -7, 6 – 3, 6- 4.  Very disappointing for Isner who played Federer in last year’s final.  The 4th seed David Ferrer (seeded 4th due to Rafa’s absence from competition) also fell to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in three sets.

Federer’s countryman Stan Wawrinka advanced over W. Odesnik (USA) in three sets, 3 -6, 6 – 2, 6 -1.  Next up for Federer is J. Benneteau who has been problematic in the past.  This match will take place in two days, (Monday).  Later tonight, Rafael Nadal will make his return to action on the hard courts.  If Rafa and Roger both continue on, they could meet in the quarterfinals.  Also in action, #1 seed Victoria Azarenka.

 


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