Federer defeats Wawrinka to win Indian Wells title
Roger Federer lifted his fifth Indian Wells title after defeating his countryman Stan Wawrinka in all-Swiss finale. Federer won the match 6-4, 7-5 in one hour and 20 minutes. At 35, he is also the oldest Masters 1000 champion since 2004. In women's singles final, Elena Vesnina defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7(6), 7-5, 6-4 in an epic three hour one minute battle.
Federer goes past Nadal to enter Indian Wells quarter-finals
Roger Federer defeated his long time rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets to cruise into the quarter-finals of BNP Paribas Open. In his 13th victory against Nadal, Federer won 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and eight minutes. 35-year old Federer is chasing his fifth title at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, his last title being in 2012.
Kyrgios crushes Djokovic to reach last eight
Australia's Nick Kyrgios produced another phenomenal performance to defeat world number two Novak Djokovic at Indian Wells. Kyrgios won 6-4, 7-6(3) to register second win over the Serbian in just three weeks. The 21-year old said, "I am serving really well, that is creating chances for me to put pressure on their service games."
Kyrgios to meet Federer in the quarter-finals
Nick Kyrgios will face a challenge from the 18-times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the next round of the tournament. They both had earlier met at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid, where Nick had emerged a winner.
Wawrinka, Nishikori, Thiem win their respective matches
In other fourth round matches, Stan Wawrinka defeated Yoshihito Nishioka 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4) to enter the quarter-finals. Kei Nishikori registered an easy 6-2, 6-4 win over USA's Donald Young. France's Gael Monfils was handed a 3-6, 2-6 loss by Dominic Thiem. Belgium's David Goffin also lost 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Pablo Cuevas in one hour and 38 minutes.
Pliskova, Kuznetsova storm into semi-finals
Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova had a tough time going past Garbine Muguruza in the women's singles quarter-finals match. After one hour and 56 minutes, Pliskova registered a 7-6(2), 7-6(5) win over the Spaniard to reach the semi-finals. In other quarter-finals, Svetlana Kuznetsova eased past her compatriot Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-2 in a little over one hour to reach the next round.