Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Roger Federer outclasses Jeremy Chardy at Indian Wells

Roger Federer outclasses Jeremy Chardy at Indian Wells

The last time he began a season 15-0 was 2006 when he would finish the year with 12 titles and three grand slams.

"Yeah, and then also Rotterdam was great". Federer earned the only break in the 11th game and then served a love game to take the set.

World number one Roger Federer revelled in his ideal start to the year after improving to 15-0 in 2018 following his victory at the Indian Wells Masters.

"So I'm just happy I'm on a good run".

Federer advances to the quarter-finals where he will face South Korea's Chung Hyeon who defeated 30th seeded Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-3 earlier on Wednesday. In the victory, Federer won 100 percent of his first serve points and 79 percent of his second serve points.

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'Roger would definitely not play Monte Carlo as he planning a trip to Africa for the Roger Federer Foundation, ' Courier said.

Down a set and behind 5-0 in the second set, Cuevas miraculously saved seven match points to win the game. "But I think we played really good tennis for most of the match".

"I don't know [Chung] enough to say I know him well personally", Federer said, the Express reported. In the victory, Chung won 73 percent of his first serve points and 54 percent of his second serve points.

He then served out the next game to cut Chung's lead to 5-2 and then broke the South Korean in the game after that.

Chardy committed 46 unforced errors to 29 for Federer, who won 90 per cent of his total service points.

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Uruguay's Cuevas fended off nine match points before eventually losing in the first-ever meeting between the pair.

In the women's quarter-finals, world number one Simona Halep punched her ticket to the semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over Croatia's Petra Martic on Wednesday.

Coric will play world number nine Kevin Anderson next, after the South African beat Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 4-6 6-3 7-6 (8-6).

He will face Philipp Kohlschreiber next after the German beat France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4 7-6 (7-1).

Elsewhere in the men's draw, Argentine sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro beat compatriot Leonardo Mayer 3-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-3.

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