Rude Welcome For Roger Federer At The BNP Paribas Open

Ruben Hill
March 11, 2017

The Swiss ace started the year at number 17 but moved in to the top 10 following his win at the Australian Open in January. That's a big ask right now, "Federer said, as quoted by".

"I still feel like I'm on Cloud Nine", confirmed the world number ten.

With some hard draws ahead at Indian Wells, watchers will see a packed bottom quarter that features Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro among others contesting for a quarter-final spot. He faces the possibility of facing the Spaniard in the fourth round and the Serb in a potential quarter-final clash.

Federer and Nadal could meet in the fourth round, and whoever advances from that section could meet Djokovic in the quarters. There will be some exciting matches early on in the tournament for sure.

In addition to Federer's 18 Grand Slam titles, Nadal has won 14, Djokovic 12 and Del Potro one. I was like, OK fine.

"Then I heard that Rafa was in my section I was "OK".

"I've gone through so many draws".

The four are competing this week and the one coming in Indian Wells, the first Masters 1,000 of 2017, and three of them, Nadal, Djokovic and Federer, are in the same group, which limits somewhat the chances that they will repeat success and continue to dominate. Although the older Zverev sibling has seen relatively early exits at most tournaments - barring this year's Australian Open, the 29-year-old has put up spirited battles against players ranked higher than himself on multiple occasions.

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