Roger Federer started off well Sunday afternoon, part of a star-studded ticket for fans at the 2015 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Following Serena Williams’ dominant performance and preceding Rafael Nadal’s night match, the Swiss maestro looked comfortable from start to finish, asserting his strengths at every opportunity.
The 4-time champion had no difficulty in the 1 hour 2 minute match against Diego Schwartzman. Despite only serving at 49% on his first serve, Federer won 83% of points on his first serve, averaging 120mph on his first serve and 100mph on his second serve, arguably the best second serve in the game.
The 33-year-old Swiss won 13 of 14 points at net and converted 3 of 9 break points to advance with a 6-4 6-2 victory. His third round match Tuesday will be a rematch of the third round roughly two months ago, where the 17-time grand slam champion was upset by Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open.
Live Stream: BNP Paribas Open Practice Court 1 (no audio)
Post-match interview with Justin Gimelstob and Jon Wertheim for Tennis Channel.
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Roger Federer Practice Video (taken by FedFan).
Live Stream: BNP Paribas Open Practice Court 2 (no audio)