Federer and Nadal roll into quarters at Indian Wells

Federer and Nadal roll into quarters at Indian Wells

Federer and Nadal roll into quarters at Indian Wells

Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, the world's top-ranked players, lost in straight sets.

Federer and Wawrinka, who won Olympic doubles gold in 2008 and a Davis Cup title in 2014, will fight for a fourth-round berth at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Tuesday - the 25th meeting in a rivalry that Federer has dominated.

Djokovic had won eight of his previous nine clashes against Kohlschreiber, who claimed his first victory over the Serbian since 2009.

The second set was a closer affair, but Federer broke in the fifth game and got over the line.

"Those are the matches I know can help me to get some big results", said Wawrinka, who is now ranked 40th in the world.

"I liked my chances more at night against Kohlschreiber", Djokovic said. "He's got all the different options how to win points".

Djokovic will try to regroup for the Miami Masters after the abrupt end to his bid to win a record sixth Indian Wells title and match Rafael Nadal's record of 33 Masters 1000 titles.

Hurkacz, ranked 67th in the world, sent 25th-ranked Canadian Denis Shapovalov packing 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3.

Tournament favorites Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal moved to within one match of the Saturday semifinal at Indian Wells yesterday.

Federer needed barely an hour to take his record to 22-3 over Wawrinka, a former world number three who is now ranked 40th in the world and working his way back in the wake of double knee surgery. So then I stopped a little bit the game, changing the rhythm of the point more times, and I think that worked well for me. I think I played a very good game today, and beat a rival who is an unbelievable player and who started the season really well so I'm happy for that and excited for the next one, " Krajinovic said. I was able to mix up my game, cover my serve, be risky on the return.

"You can't always make it work".

Nadal needed nearly 90 minutes to get through, beating qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3 6-4.

In another upset earlier, Pole Hubert Hurkacz fired 10 aces en route to a 4-6 6-4 6-3 win over world number seven Kei Nishikori of Japan to reach the fourth round.

Struff is vying to reach a first Masters series quarter-final.

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