Ranked no.4, Roger is in fantastic form in 2019. The Swiss was extremely convincing with his tennis at the Hopman Cup, in Melbourne and in Dubai where he won his 100th title. The Swiss was “unlucky” in the 4th round of the Australian Open as his opponent, Stefanos Tsitsipas, was really in great form. However, the former world no.1 has still a remarkable 8-1 win-loss record in 2019 and he is expected to improve that in Indian Wells where he won the title on 5 occasions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, and 2016) and he was the runner-up 3 times (2014, 2015, and 2018).
Ranked no.85, the German has a 6-6 win-loss record. He accessed the 2nd round in Indian Wells after he defeated a below-par Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-4.
Head to head Roger Federer vs. Peter Gojowczyk
This is the second time that Roger and Peter play each other.
The head to head is 1-0 for Federer that has recently beaten Gojowczyk in the second round in Cincinnati last year. Roger is expected to reach the 3rd round with a straight-sets win.