FEDERER, NADAL MARCH ON AT THE INDIAN WELLS
Roger Federer reached the quarter-finals at Indian Wells after defeating British number one Kyle Edmund 6-1 6-4 in just over an hour in what was their first career meeting.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion comfortably eased past the Brit and will next face world number 67 Hubert Hurkacz. The Pole defeated Denis Shapovalov of Canada 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-3.
Second seed Rafael Nadal also reached the last eight with a straightforward victory over Filip Krajinovic. The 17-time Grand Slam winner converted three of his four break point opportunities to advance 6-3 6-4. He will next play Karen Khachanov of Russia, who defeated American John Isner 6-4 7-6 (7-1).
Victory for Federer and Nadal means they remain on course for a mouth-watering semi-final clash at the BNP Paribas Open in California. Both men are yet to drop a set in their three matches at Indian Wells, a tournament Federer has won five times and Nadal three.
In other fourth-round action, Canadian Milos Raonic defeated German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 6-3 and will next play 13th seed France’s Gael Monfils or Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.