Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka had some fun in a 6-2, 6-7 (4), (10-6) victory over Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in a match played at the BNP Paribas Open.
But not nearly as much fun as they did afterward. The duo put on a show for fans in the stands, no doubt.
"I don’t know if it was sold out, but it felt like very, very full," said Federer, a four-time singles champion at Indian Wells. "You’re not probably going to achieve that on center court (where capacity is 16,100) for a doubles. But that was a perfect setup, a feeling, and we can thank the tournament and (owner) Larry Ellison for building such a court so quickly.
"It’s nice to see the game grow and seeing people coming out and enjoying it. It’s great. I really had a great time out there with Stan today."