Defending champion Roger Federer (ATP 1) has on Wednesday qualified for the quarter-finals of the Masters 1.000 tournament in Indian Wells (hard/7.972.535 dollar). Afterwards he lived on the massage table with his fans, and parried, he immediately got the criticism.
The Swiss first seed defeated in the eighth finals, the Frenchman Jérémy Chardy (ATP 100) in two sets with 7-5 and 6-4.
In the next round Federer, still undefeated in 2018, compared to Chung Hyeon (ATP 26). The South Korean was 6-1 and 6-3 to strong for the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (ATP 34).
Federer and Chung meet for the second time, after the semi-final earlier this year at the Australian Open. The South Korean had with a foot injury, specify.
Roger Federer won the title in the Californian Indian Wells five times: in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2017. Last year defeated the twintigvoudig grandslamkampioen in the final his compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5.
Steam indulgences on massage table
After his victory lived Federer during his massage with his fans on Twitter. When someone remarked that it was already late and wondered if the Swiss have not had to sleep or work out, parried, he criticized immediately: