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Roger Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels former India Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Roger Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels former India Davis Cup captain Naresh Kumar

Underlining the importance of Federer`s backhand, which the other big three of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray helped improve by constantly attacking it, Kumar said: "The secret is his backhand. And you know how that backhand came

Stan Wawrinka believes Roger Federer clearly has a shot for No.1

Stan Wawrinka believes Roger Federer clearly has a shot for No.1

Federer said he was well ahead of his target of reaching the top eight before Wimbledon and said he was enjoying the very different feeling of success late in his career.

Indian Wells final: Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to clinch title

Indian Wells final: Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to clinch title

With Sunday`s triumph in the all-Swiss final, Roger Federer joined Novak Djokovic as the only men to win five Indian Wells titles, adding to those he won in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer takes aim at fifth title in all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka

Indian Wells: Roger Federer takes aim at fifth title in all-Swiss final against Stan Wawrinka

Although he owns a commanding 19-3 record against Wawrinka, Federer said it wouldn`t necessarily be an easy match up against a player who has claimed three Grand Slam titles in the past three years.

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

Backhand Boys: Roger Federer's 'band' takes social media by storm — WATCH

And giving them company on piano was Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, who happens to be Hass' father-in-law.

Indian Wells Masters: I played unbelievably well against Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer

Indian Wells Masters: I played unbelievably well against Rafael Nadal, says Roger Federer

The Swiss maestro defeated Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at Rod Laver Arena in the final match that lasted for more than two-and-a-half hours to win his fifth Australian Open crown.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer to face Jack Sock after ailing Nick Kyrgios withdraws

Indian Wells: Roger Federer to face Jack Sock after ailing Nick Kyrgios withdraws

The Australian`s illness is a cruel twist of fate for the talented 21-year-old, who has shown signs of finally starting to deliver on his promise in recent weeks after a young career marked by controversy.

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Indian Wells Open: Roger Federer advances to semifinals after Nick Kyrgios pulls out due to illness

Kyrgios became the first player in 8 years to beat Djokovic in back to back three events on the hard surface

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer impressed with Nick Kyrgios' back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer impressed with Nick Kyrgios' back-to-back wins over Novak Djokovic

Kyrgios is the first player in eight years to beat Djokovic in back-to-back hard court tournaments

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic loses

Indian Wells Masters: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic loses

Federer broke Nadal four times in advancing to the quarterfinals in just over an hour.

Indian Wells Masters: Rafael Nadal wins, books fourth-round clash with Roger Federer

Indian Wells Masters: Rafael Nadal wins, books fourth-round clash with Roger Federer

Federer and Nadal have faced each other 35 times in a celebrated rivalry, but they haven't met before the quarter-finals of a tournament since their first meeting in the round of 32 at Miami in 2004

Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance to third round

Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer advance to third round

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also reached the third round, Federer flying through with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over France`s Stephane Robert in just 51 minutes.

I’m one of the wolves going up now, warns Novak Djokovic

I’m one of the wolves going up now, warns Novak Djokovic

The defending champion has got a first round bye at Indian Wells, but has been put in the bottom quarter which also has the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Indian Wells: Roger Federer unfazed by treacherous draw with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic in same quarter

Indian Wells: Roger Federer unfazed by treacherous draw with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic in same quarter

While Andy Murray said all possible paths to the final were treacherous, he, like many, was mesmerized by the talent packed into the bottom quarter.

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal beats Marin Cilic in straight sets to book final showdown with Sam Querrey

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal beats Marin Cilic in straight sets to book final showdown with Sam Querrey

Second-seeded Nadal, has won all 14 matches he has played in Acapulco, where he lifted the trophy in 2005 and 2013, and a victory more would give the Spaniard his first hard court title since 2014.

Dubai Open: Andy Murray to face Fernando Verdasco in final after straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille

Dubai Open: Andy Murray to face Fernando Verdasco in final after straight-sets win over Lucas Pouille

Murray`s win improved his 2017 record to 11-2 as he seeks a 45th career title, he lost the 2012 final in Dubai to Roger Federer, his best performance at the event.

World No 1 Andy Murray survives seven match points against Philipp Kohlschreiber in Dubai epic

World No 1 Andy Murray survives seven match points against Philipp Kohlschreiber in Dubai epic

The top seed managed to avoid joining second seed Stan Wawrinka and seven-time winner Roger Federer on the sidelines after the Swiss pair crashed out in earlier rounds.

Mexico Open: Novak Djokovic battles into Acapulco quarter-finals with win over Juan Martin del Potro

Mexico Open: Novak Djokovic battles into Acapulco quarter-finals with win over Juan Martin del Potro

Top-seeded Djokovic, had to dig deep against former US Open champion del Potro after falling a break down in the third set.

 

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal rolls into quarter-finals after registering easy win over Paolo Lorenzi

Mexico Open: Rafael Nadal rolls into quarter-finals after registering easy win over Paolo Lorenzi

Nadal, who is playing his first tournament since falling to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final, made short work of the 38th-ranked Lorenzi.

Dubai Open: Roger Federer crashes out after falling to world 116 Evgeny Donskoy in a shocker

Dubai Open: Roger Federer crashes out after falling to world 116 Evgeny Donskoy in a shocker

Federer, 35, who lifted his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, had match points in the second set tiebreak and also led 5-1 in the third-set breaker.