World No. 1 Roger Federer’s remarkable run continued as he booked his quarter-final berth in the ATP Indian Wells Masters with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old Federer, who won his 20th Grand Slam when he captured the Australian Open in January, is off to one of his strongest career starts and is now 15-0 in 2018.
It is his best beginning to the season since 2006 when he started 16-0 and won 33 of his first 34 matches.
“It has been great. But it is a totally different year, and so many years after,” he said. “For so many years I have felt good actually in Australia. “I don’t know if it’s Australia per se or, taking the benefits from the hard work I put into the new season.” Federer, who also won at Rotterdam in February, is gunning for a record sixth Indian Wells title. Read more