Nadal to meet Federer at Indian Wells semis

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16 Mar 2019

Indian Wells: Nadal hopes to be fit for Federer showdown

Tennis legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will battle it out against each other in the semis of BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

This is the first time since 2017 that the two will meet each other in this event.

The two greats, who have 37 Grand Slams between them, won their respective quarter-final matches.

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Federer

Swiss ace Federer eases past Hurkacz

Swiss ace Federer eases past Hurkacz

37-year-old Federer eased past Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4.

The fourth seed continued his fine run and is yet to drop a set in the tourney.

Federer became the oldest player to reach the semis at Indian Wells.

"Personally, I'm very excited to be in the semis here. Not that I didn't expect it, but it definitely went better than I thought it would."

Nadal

I will try my best to recover, says Nadal

Nadal was made to work a lot in his 7-6, 7-6, victory over Russia's Karen Khachanov.

He required treatment on his right knee during the match.

"I will try my best to recover - these are the matches I want to play. To play against my biggest rival at the later stages of our careers and to keep competing against each other is great."

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Indian Wells: Head-to-head records

Indian Wells: Head-to-head records

Federer and Nadal are set to meet at the Indian Wells for the fourth time in their careers.

Veteran Federer has a 2-1 edge over Nadal.

Federer beat Nadal for the first time here in 2012 during their semis duel.

The Spaniard claimed his revenge a year later in the quarter-finals.

In 2017, Federer then surged ahead with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Federer has enjoyed the run against Rafa in recent times

The two stars last played in the final of the Shanghai Masters in October 2017. Federer had won the tie in straight sets. Federer has also won each of their last five matches. But it's Nadal who leads 23-15 in their head-to-head records.

Women's singles

Kerber sets up Andreescu date in women's singles final

Reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber ended Belinda Bencic's 12-match WTA winning streak.

The German overcame the resurgent Swiss 6-4, 6-2 to set up the final clash with Bianca Andreescu.

Canada's Andreescu beat sixth-seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 in a stunning affair.

"It's always tough to play against Belinda. She played so great in the past few weeks," said Kerber after her victory.

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Roger Federer eased past Poland's Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 6-4.

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Kerber beat Bencic 6-4, 6-2 in the women's singles semis.

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Kerber will meet Bianca Andreescu in the final of the BNP Paribas Open.

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