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Roger Federer primed to stay No. 1 after being seeded No. 1 at BNP Paribas Open

Roger Federer primed to stay No. 1 after being seeded No. 1 at BNP Paribas Open

Roger Federer, who recently became the oldest man to hold the No. 1 ranking in men’s tennis at age 36, will bring a 12-match winning streak to the BNP Paribas Open, which starts this week at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Federer, a five-time winner of the hard-court event and a 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, on Tuesday was seeded No. 1 in a field that has been depleted by injuries to several prominent players. Among those missing are world No. 2 Rafael Nadal (hip injury), Stan Wawrinka (knee), who lost to Federer in the 2017 final, David Goffin (eye) and Andy Murray (hip surgery).

Federer,who has spent 305 weeks of his career atop the Assn. of Tennis Professional world...

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