Federer tops Istomin at Indian Wells

Updated: March 9, 2013, 10:17 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. -- Roger Federer beat Denis Istomin of Russia 6-2, 6-3 in their second-round match at the BNP Paribas Open championships on Saturday.

Federer, who won his fourth title here last year, lost just four points on serve, all in the first set.

Two of those were by double faults, and he never faced a break point and won 96 percent of his first serves.

"It felt good from the start and I was able to maintain that level of play," Federer said. "I never thought he ...

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