Victoria Azarenka

Roger Federer in the desert at the BNP Paribas Open? It never gets old

Roger Federer in the desert at the BNP Paribas Open? It never gets old

Roger Federer, who has reached the Australian Open semifinals in his impressive comeback from a six-month injury layoff, and world No. 1 players Angelique Kerber and Andy Murray lead the list of entrants announced Tuesday for the BNP Paribas Open, which will be played March 6-19 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The tournament will offer more than $14 million in prize money.

Federer, 35, missed the Indian Wells event last season after 15 consecutive appearances. He underwent knee surgery early last year and decided to skip the Rio Olympics and the U.S. Open in order to rehab the knee. He has been masterful and strong so far at the Australian Open, where he’s scheduled to...

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