Federer, Nadal enter quarters

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INDIAN WELLS

Mar 15, 2019-

Former champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal edged closer to a blockbuster semi-final showdown at the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with brisk fourth-round wins. World No 2 Nadal overpowered Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 to book his quarter-final berth in one hour and 26 minutes. Federer, seeking a record sixth title, needed just 64 minutes to get past Britain’s Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-4. Nadal will take on 13th-ranked Russian Karen Khachanov, who beat John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7/1). Federer will fight for a semi-final berth against 22-year-old Pole Hubert Hurkacz. Hurkacz, ranked 67th in the world, sent 25th-ranked Canadian Denis Shapovalov packing 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-3. (AFP)

Published: 15-03-2019 11:49

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