Indian Wells: Roger Federer cruises past Filip Krajinovic in third round

Indian Wells: Roger Federer cruises past Filip Krajinovic in third round

Indian Wells: Roger Federer cruises past Filip Krajinovic in third round

"I was able to mix up my game nicely, make it hard for him there".

"At the same time, have fun with my game, play a variation, but for the most part try to stay on the offensive".

The Swiss 36-year-old has now won two titles and 14 consecutive matches in 2018.

"I actually was explosive out there today and I felt good", he said.

After handing back an early break to allow Krajinovic to draw level at two-all, Federer moved into cruise control.

Frenchman Gael Monfils survived a match point before beating big-serving American John Isner 6-7 (5) 7-6 (3) 7-5 in a contest that had only one break.

These two have played four times and Federer has won three of those matches.

If God played tennis he would be Roger Federer.

"I was grateful to be out on the court after surgery that quickly but at the same time just didn't feel good at all", he added.

"At the Masters 1000s, when the format was different, it was the best-of-five-set finals in the finals. I think I'm okay".

On the men's side, Borna Coric of Croatia upset No. 13 Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-1, 6-3; Jeremy Chardy beat No. 20 Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 in an all-French matchup; and No. 11 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation 6-1, 7-5.

Holder Roger Federer avoided the same fate as Djokovic, though the Swiss top seed was pushed by left-handed Argentine Federico Delbonis in a match that was completed on Sunday after being halted by rain at 2-2 in the second set the previous day.

Stephens, the 13th seed, lost to No. 20 Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation 6-4, 6-3, and fell to 2-4 in matches this year.

Spanish 11th seed Pablo Carreno Busta defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-1 7-5 but 13th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut was dismantled 6-1 6-3 by 21-year-old Croatian Borna Coric.

109 kept his focus to hand a 7-6 (3) 4-6 6-1 loss to the Serb.