Roger Federer and Filip Krajinovic meet in the third round of the Miami Open 2019 today. The Swiss tennis star will be hoping for a straight-sets victory after coming off a three sets win over Radu Albor that took 31 games to decide. Federer has won 10 of his last 11 matches on an outdoor hard court, but Krajinovic is coming off a three sets win over Stan Wawrinka that took 33 games to decide.
When Federer was asked about his next opponent the 37-year-old warned fans not to expect a routine victory.
He warned: “I practised with him in Australia and he played very well against be there, and I like his game.
“Krajinovic takes the ball early he can play down the line and he is very steady.
“I think that his talent makes him a dangerous player plus he has just beaten Stan [Wawrinka] so I’m sure he’s ready.”
There’s also worry among fans Federer will be impacted by his emotional revelation after forgot key instructions from his coach Ivan Ljubicic during his last match.
He said on Saturday: “I started forgetting things that my coach told me in the mix of things so it got really complicated in my head, but I was able to pull it off and played some good tennis, and I needed to.
“I was very much tested by Albot, it wasn’t easy.
“He got off to a good start and I struggled early on, with decision making and getting use to the stadium and the conditions.”