Sunday, March 11, 2012

Indian Wells Open : Roger Federer vs. Denis Kudla

The Indian Wells has gotten going and the star studded tennis attractions has started to exhibit the bigger tennis giants now on the courts. 

Of one such attraction Sunday is a duel between the World Number 3 Roger Federer and American Denis Kudla. Federer of course is the crushing favourite in this match and his opening of the Indian Wells Sunday with a clash with Kudla is likely to mark has move forward into the championship.

For Federer, year 2012 has been a good starter. He has already won two championships at Rotterdam and Dubai. Thus his entry into the Indian Wells or BNP Paribas Open on Sunday will be a headline second-round match, which he is most likely to win. It may be added that Roger Federer is paving his way for the fourth Masters 1000 Indian Wells title, having won the title three times before.

As for his opponent, he ranks much lower, i.e. 185th, who will be attempting to record his sixth tour-level victory, if at all he can. For 19-year old Kudla, facing experienced Federer, who despite his age, has proved all speculations and predictions against him wrong - so far, will be a real challenge. This is the first encounter of Federer and Kudla.

The match will be played at 02:00 GMT 12 March.