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I didn’t think Roger Federer could make such a rousing return to the ATP tennis circuit but he sure has done so this week. Today he handily beat up on Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 and in the final he’ll take on Andy Murray, a straight set victor over Juan Monaco.

Federer’s played brilliantly all week in this his first tournament since that US Open semifinal loss to Novak, got revenge on the Serb today.

Again Murray, though, he’s done 5-7 in the rivalry and Murray beat him in Toronto 5 and 5.

It should be a great final and I’m glad to see Roger back and in form so quickly!

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A mild surprise today from the Indian Wells desert when former champion and current World No. 2 Novak Djokovic was beaten in straight sets by Ivan Ljubicic.

Djokovic had been the hottest player on the ATP circuit after a Dubai title, two Davis Cup wins and two more wins in the desert, but that 9-match win streak all went to pot today against the big-serving Croatian veteren.

Djokovic will now rest – he allegedly had some allergy problems and felt the affects of all that tennis – for a few days and get ready for the Miami Sony event which begins a week from today.

Rafael Nadal also won in three sets beating back the Big Tree, John Isner. Nadal was in control for most of the match until a poor service game when the 4-time French champion hit consecutive double faults and then made a careless unforced error to give Isner a break in the second set.

But Nadal broke Isner in the third and cruised to the win. Nadal won the title at Indian Wells last year.

Marcos Baghdatis, a surprise winner over Roger Federer, had no left emotionally in a three set loss to Tommy Robredo.

Andy Roddick and Andy Murray play later on tonight.

Robin Soderling also won trouncing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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I forget to mention. Amid off the post-Australian Open hubbub, Serb Novak Djokovic leaped to a new career-high ranking of No. 2 in the world.

Djokovic last a tough match in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but he did play well for much of the Australian Open until that fateful showdown with the Frenchman. I just hope Novak and his team can take care of whatever ailments he had as No. 1 is now within reach.

Roger Federer was the big winner beating Andy Murray. Poor Rafael Nadal who had to retire in the quarterfinals to the Scot with another case of bad knees. Like Novak, I hope that the Spaniard can get his health right once and for all.

Congrats also to Serena Williams for her win over Justine Henin. Serena’s looking really fit and good this year. I wonder if Justine will beat her!

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