Roger Federer
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Roger Federer will face Ivo Karlovic in the second round of the 2014 Sony Open Tennis at the Stadium Court, Miami, on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The game is set to start at 5:00pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and live streaming link are available on ATP's official website.


Federer comes into this game after being denied his fifth title at Indian Wells by world number two Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

Federer will be keen to overcome his disappointment and looks to lift the trophy for the third time in his career in Miami, having won back-to-back titles in 2005 and 2006.

In the second round Federer faces Karlovic, who defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu in the previous round on Wednesday.

The Croatian overcame the French qualifier in a hard-fought, two-set battle, which saw both sets go into tiebreaker. The world number 53 won the first set 7-6 (3) and sealed the match by winning the second set 7-6 (5).


Federer has a comfortable 10-1 lead over Karlovic in overall meetings. The pair has faced each other three times in Grand Slam events, with Federer winning on all occasions. Federer holds a 4-1 lead against Karlovic in the last five meetings between the two.

Sony Open Tennis History

Federer and Karlovic have never faced each other in the history of this competition.