Roger Federer to Start His Band Named 'Backhand Boys'?

Roger Federer to Start His Band Named 'Backhand Boys'?”

"It's been just a fairytale week once again", said Federer, who missed Indian Wells previous year because of injury.

The 35 year-old Federer beat Stan Wawrinka in two sets, 6-4, 7-5 in the California desert on Sunday.

"I would like to congratulate Roger. This is just a dream start", Federer, who will climb four spots to world number six on Monday, said courtside. However, in the opening game of the second set, Wawrinka broke Federer for the first time in the tournament and raced to a 2-0 lead. Much like this year's Australian Open matchup, Wawrinka will remain competitive throughout but will fall just short against the living legend. She really change her diet, I think, for last couple years. "You were just asking me about a heartbreaking moment", she added, referring to the netcord victor Kuznetsova hit to win a tense opening set, "and here's another one!" "It's a handsome feeling". After his remarkable 2017 Australian Open victory, albeit aided by early upsets suffered by top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Federer is already viewed as one of the favourites at this year's Wimbledon.

Asked later if it was the first time in his life that he had been called the expletive, Federer said he'd heard it "many, many times before" in a joking way.

Fans will soon catch Federer on a more familiar teritory on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when he plays either Jack Sock or Kei Nishikori at the BNP Paribas Open final.

"It's been just a fairytale week once again", Federer said after the match.

He said during the on-court presentation: "I came here for the first time 17 years ago".

Federer's win was his fifth success at Indian Wells, equalling Novak Djokovic's record haul of titles to climb up to world No. 6 in the ATP rankings.

He was unable to keep the upper hand, though, as a purring Federer, playing his seventh final at Indian Wells, levelled at 2-2 with a rasping forehand victor after Wawrinka was put on the back foot. I wasn't sure to be back here in that level that quick. I want to play more, keep winning, keep playing better, but doesn't guarantee any result.

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