INDIAN WELLS (United States) (TIP): Four-time winner Roger Federer defeated American Jack Sock 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the WTA and ATP Indian Wells tournament on March 18.
“The first set was really good tennis,” Federer said. “I played well throughout and was able to serve better than Jack today.”
Federer blasted eight aces, had no double faults and broke Sock three times in the 69-minute match.
He clinched the victory when Sock slammed a backhand into the net on match point.
The Swiss star next faces Czech ninth seed Tomas Berdych. “The opponents are getting tougher as you get into the back end of the tournament,” Federer said.
Federer and Berdych have met 18 times with the Swiss holding a 12-6 lead. They met last year in the Dubai final where Federer won in three sets.