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Indian Wells: Federer moves swiftly through

World No. 2 Roger Federer raced to his quickest victory of the 2011 ATP World Tour season on Tuesday afternoon at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open. Similar to Novak Djokovic, who needed less than an hour to record a win in the first match on center court, Federer closed out a 6-0, 6-2 win over Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela in 58 minutes, according to atpworldtour.com.


“Clearly with a result like this, especially on a hot day like that, you pick the right days to play well and win quickly, so I’m happy it went so well today,” said Federer. “Opening first couple of games were kind of tough. I was able to move him around, I thought. Then I was able to mix it up, and I think I took his options away a bit. And then obviously his serve kind of went away and I was able to find a way to outmaneuver him. At the end, it was a great match.”


Federer will play American Ryan Harrison in the fourth round after the 18 year old prevailed against 20-year-old Milos Raonic 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-4 after two hours and 29 minutes.


The last time Andy Roddick and John Isner met, Isner prevailed in a fifth set tie-break at the 2009 US Open and afterwards called it, “the biggest win of my career.” On Tuesday night at the BNP Paribas Open, World No. 8 Roddick re-established order as he comfortably defeated the fourth-highest ranked American 7-5, 6-2 in 67 minutes.

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