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Federer wants more Indian Wells glory

7th March 2019, 18:30 by Aidan Perkins

Roger Federer says everything's in place for him to launch another bid for glory at Indian Wells in the upcoming BNP Paribas Open.

The Swiss star, who is currently ranked fourth in the world, won the last of his five titles at Indian Wells two years ago, while he was the runner-up 12 months ago.

Federer, despite being 37, is still regularly competing for the biggest prizes in tennis and believes he can go far in the BNP Paribas Open after impressing so far this year in the Australian Open and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where he won his 100th career singles title.

Federer said: "I'm healthy, I'm getting over the jet lag well. My game is in place because I played well in Dubai and also in Australia and at the Hopman Cup and the off-season was good - so from that standpoint there is no alarm bells ringing or red lights where I could see it as a problem."

The veteran, who has accumulated 20 Grand Slam singles titles in a glittering career, admits he could be caught out at Indian Wells if he faces someone at the top of his game but he's determined to go for glory.

He added: "The only problem could be my opponents that they catch fire that day or play well. From my side I am going to try and give it all I have and I hope that's enough."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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