March 18, 2017 -- Indian Wells, California
Roger solidified his spot in the Finals of the BNP Paribas Open today after taking out the American, Jack Sock. He will face Swiss rival, Stan Wawrinka, in the finals as he looks to earn his 5th title here in the California desert.
Taking the court in the warm desert conditions on Saturday afternoon, Roger excelled quickly against the young American. After a bathroom break, Sock made things interesting in the 2nd set but Roger prevailed in the 2nd set tiebreak and marched his way into the finals without having lost serve during this tournament. He came out victorious 6-1, 7-6 (4).
"I think I've just been very focused," said Federer. "That's something that usually goes away when don't play for a while. But I guess I have a lot of confidence from Australia, still."
This will be Roger's 7th final in Indian Wells. Roger faces Swiss compatriot, Stan Wawrinka, tomorrow in the finals. This will be the first time two players from the same nation will face-off in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open. Roger holds a 19-3 head-to-head lead and has won their past three meetings, including a 5 set victory in this year's Australian Open. The match is set to begin at 1pm PST on Sunday, March, 19th.