BRILLIANT Federer concedes 5 games to Edmund in Indian Wells

BRILLIANT Federer concedes 5 games to Edmund in Indian Wells

Nadal, 17 times a Grand Slam victor, ruthlessly put an end to Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic's run at the tournament, converting three of his four break point opportunities to advance 6-3 6-4.

Earlier, Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza was eliminated in the quarterfinals of Indian Wells losing 6-0 and 6-1 in 53 minutes against the young Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who is 18-years-old. "It's small gaps", Nadal said about the upsets.

Indian Wells - World number two Rafael Nadal overpowered qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters for the first time in three years.

2016 finalist Milos Raonic kept his hopes of returning to a fourth Indian Wells semifinal by upending Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 6-3.

"I think I felt good from the beginning", said Federer.

Federer has never before faced Hurkacz, who is in unchartered territory after reaching the last eight of a Masters 1000 for the first time.

If Nadal won his next match of Indian Wells 2019 then he would get a chance to perform against Swiss superstar and five-time Indian Wells title victor Roger Federer in the semifinals.

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Raonic broke serve once in each set and fired down 12 aces in the 74-minute match.

It marks her eighth win against a top 50 player this year alone.

In the semifinals, the teenager will play sixth-seed Elina Svitolina, who beat Marketa Vondrousova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. "Is true that for the last 10 years didn't happen very often".

Federer will face Hurkacz for the first time in the quarterfinals. But he couldn't overcome Nadal, who lost his serve just once in the 1½-hour match in sunny and windy conditions.

Nadal commented "I probably played a little bit worse today than yesterday", adding "but in general terms [it's] been a positive victory again". "Maybe because of the conditions".

The world number two will face Karen Khachanov in the quarters, after the Russian saw off John Isner of the United States, 6-4, 7-6 (1).

In the evening, Gael Monfils stretched his best start to a season to 15-3 after dominating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-0, 6-2.

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