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Indian Wells champion Federer will take break to prepare for French Open

Indian Wells champion Federer will take break to prepare for French Open

Yesterday's victory means that Federer has claimed all three big hard-court titles of 2017, building on his previous triumphs at the Australian Open and in Indian Wells.

By beating Rafael Nadal in the 2017 Miami Open title, Federer moved ahead in the hard court head-to-head to 10-9 lead overall.

Larkham said Federer's return to tennis after a six-month injury layoff has been nothing short of remarkable with the world No.4 dropping just one match this year. The decision to take a break before the French Open is indicative of how Federer is aiming to extend this run, preserving his fitness while picking his tournaments carefully. That was a shock, but so far it's been one-off for the tennis wizard.Federer went 33-2, losing twice to Nadal twice in the first third of the 2006 season.

Roger Federer continues to belie age and deny his oldest rival his first title of 2017. The teenage Spaniard sailed through that first meeting but Federer got his revenge the very next year, coming back from two sets down to win in five.

"Then of course I am looking very good for the [ATP] Finals, for the year-end championships, where I have been very successful". It's Federer's third title in Miami. Both Nadal and Federer have faced their share of injuries and disappointments, but they look poised to being back to their best.

"Because when I am healthy and feeling good, I can produce tennis like this, when I am not feeling this good there is no chance I will be in the finals competing with Rafa", he said.

While they may sit at 4th and 5th positions respectively in the ATP rankings, their performances and those of their closest nemeses, the trio of Andy Murray-Novak Djokovic-Stan Wawrinka, point in one specific direction, the majestic duo is all set to reclaim their thrones in the tennis universe.

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"My knee was odd on the clay a year ago, so maybe being away from it as much as possible is a good thing as well, even though I don't think it was because of the clay as such".

The Australian Open champion made news immediately afterward, telling ESPN's Brad Gilbert he plans to skip most of the clay-court season before returning to Roland Garros next month.

"It was more of a fight mode I was in today trying to stay afloat". Federer and Nadal have carried the men's game on their shoulders like twin colossi. For me it was a much closer match than what the result says, and completely different than last week.

"I said to you after my lucky victory back then that you would win this title and I still believe you will one day win this title, you are too good to not win here".

"There was nothing in it, only a couple points, and Nick has shown he can match it with anyone now which is awesome".

Meanwhile, Sania Mirza and her Czech team-mate Barbora Strycova lost in the Women's Doubles final of Miami Open tennis tournament.

Federer continued his stunning return to form by out-lasting the 21-year-old Kyrgios in a three-hour epic on Saturday. I need to work hard to be ready for that. He was ranked 17 when he started the season this year.


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