It's not from every player that you hear "you save energy hitting one serve instead of two". It takes guts and confidence to make a statement like that, and to be able to put it in action with the ease that Roger Federer does.
The Swiss master is positive about his game now than ever before and, according to himself, the best serving day in his career came in the semifinals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters against Alexandr Dolgopolov. He will now face Novak Djokovic in the final.
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Federer brushed aside Ukrainian Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-1 in the semis. And Sunday's decider will be the ninth encounter between the Swiss and his Serb opponent Djokovic in a final.
"I think I really served well when I had to and that allowed me to take more chances," Federer said about his semifinals match. "Alexandr's had a wonderful tournament so it's really a big win for me today. I was going for it and I served a lot of aces, it was one of the best serving performances of my career.
"Now it's just a matter of keeping that up, taking the right decisions not to overplay, not to underplay, and enjoy yourself," Federer said, after making it to his third final this year. "But having the fire and wanting to win every single match you go out there and in the practice trying to improve as much as you can, I think I've got the good balance right now, so it's very encouraging."
Djokovic, on the other hand, had a tough time in the court as he beat USA's John Isner 7-5 6-7 (2) 6-1 after a second set tiebreaker.
"I should have closed it out in the second set but I didn't and he played an amazing tiebreaker," Djokovic said. "It was only fair that it went to a third set because I got lucky in the first set. He should have won the first set and I should have won the second."