Roger Federer believes that the loss to Dominic Thiem in this year's Indian Wells final was not as tough as the 2018 loss to Juan Martin del Potro when he wasted three match points. “I felt like that one was easier to digest, even though the result was close.
I felt like I was still happy with the run I had in Dubai and Indian Wells. I think it always depends on how the match played out, how you feel at the very end. Do you feel like you have massive regrets? Do you want to go back in time and play certain shots over again and hope for a different outcome?” Federer said.
“It's definitely much easier nowadays than when I was younger”. On Miami Open moving from Key Biscayne, Federer concluded: “We left an iconic venue in our sport in Key Biscayne. Back in the day, we had best-of-five set first-round [matches] in Key Biscayne.
It was a massive tournament. So in a way, I'm sad about that, but I'm really, really excited to be here now. It's like a new tournament... but at the same time it's nice to see innovation, it's nice to see growth in the game, and I hope that's exactly what's going to happen here”. Federer will open his run on Saturday against Radu Albot who defeated Australia's Matthew Ebden on Thursday.