(Photo: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun)Buy PhotoNick Kyrgios has a complicated history with Roger Federer.
Kyrgios beat Federer in 2015 to become just the fifth player to defeat both Federer and Rafael Nadal before turning 21.
16, and has won three matches at Indian Wells after he entered the event with a 1-2 record in two previous appearances here.
That’s how I felt.”Buy Photo Roger Federer, of Switzerland during his match against Rafael Nadal, of Spain for their fourth round match on Stadium 1 during the 2017 BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
His expressive, sometimes outspoken on-court demeanor has clashed with the quiet dignity of tennis, but Kyrgios isn’t apologizing.
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Alexander: Rest and rejuvenation works for Roger Federer Share Pin It 1 of 2 More Galleries Evgeny Donskoy of Russia returns the ball to Roger Federer of Switzerland during the second round match of the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Federer, 35, had injured his knee shortly after the 2016 Australian Open.
I played one normal tournament last year.”That was the 2016 Australian, before he got hurt.
It was unexpected mainly because it was his first tournament since Wimbledon last July, with no warmup event.
It was sort of unexpected to Federer, too.
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Roger Federer has now won the Indian Wells title five times Photo: Dubai Duty Free ChampionshipsPerhaps it was an auspicious sign.
Should Federer win his fifth Indian Wells title, he would, at 35, put even his coach in the shade by becoming the oldest man to win any Masters.
And auspicious as it may seem that Ljubicic should spend his 38th birthday with Federer at Indian Wells, their partnership certainly had an inauspicious start.
Prior to their partnership, Stan the Man won four 250 titles in his first seven years.
That was back in 2010, and made him the oldest man to win a first Masters and the second oldest to win in Indian Wells, at just turned 31.
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