Roger Federer avenged his Australian Open loss to Andreas Seppi Tuesday night in Indian Wells, as he faced no trouble moving past the Italian. The Swiss maestro wasn’t firing winners at will, but was sharp throughout rallies, intent on outlasting his opponent at his own strengths. The 4-time BNP Paribas Open champion struck in the eighth game, mixing up his mostly baseline game thus far with variants of slice and net play. Quickly after he served out the first set, and then broke at 2-1 in the second set.
Slightly letting up however, Federer allowed Seppi to break back and keep the second set on even terms. Not for long though, as the 33-year-old Swiss broke back, maintaining his one break lead.
From there, Federer cruised to closing out the match comfortably, 6-3 6-4, with a run-around forehand winner up the line. Into the fourth round, the Swiss will face young American Jack Sock on Wednesday (third match in the day session, approximately 8pm EDT/5pm PDT).
Roger Federer Practice Video (taken by FedFan).