Federer, Nadal roll into quarter-finals at Indian Wells

Federer needed barely an hour to take his record to 22-3 over Wawrinka

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.

Following both their victories, the two champions now increased their odds to face each other in the semifinals to fill fans with excitement.

The second-seeded Spaniard secured a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbia's world no. 113 Filip Krajinovic to make his first Indian Wells quarterfinal in the last three year, but he was not satisfied with his performance on the court.

"I probably played a little bit worse today than yesterday", Nadal said.

The 22-year-old will next face Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who continued his run of dominant serving without being broken on his way to an impressive 6-4 6-2 win over 10th seeded Croat Marin Cilic.

Roger Federer (SUI) during his semi final match against Hubert Hurkacz (not pictured) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

His rival in the quarterfinals will be Russian Karen Khachanov who beat American John Isner 6-4 and 7-6 on Wednesday.

The Swiss, a five-time champion in California, eased past Edmund 6-1 6-4 in just over an hour.

"For that I train hard, the thing is when I am still quite highly ranked, I don't see them very soon in the draw, so I have to go a long way to get to them".

"I was relieved I got through that one", Federer told reporters after defeating Edmund.

"He's also up and coming, so that's fun", Federer said of Hurkacz.

A day after world number one Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the third round, 19-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic kept the Serbian flag flying.

Kecmanovic became the first lucky loser to reach the last eight at Indian Wells since the ATP's Masters 1000 series launched in 1990.

Kecmanovic, ranked 130th in the world, had taken the first set against Yoshihito Nishioka 6-4 when the 74th-ranked Japanese retired because of injury.

Thiem needed less than an hour to subdue the 89th-ranked Karlovic, surrendering just seven points on his own serve and punishing Karlovic's second serve.

Afterwards, in a clear indication of her confidence, Andreescu said: "For me, the sky's the limit".

Hurkacz had two break points but could seize neither.

In their first meeting, Federer jumped out quickly up 4-0 and never looked back rolling to a 6-1, 6-4 win.

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