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Federer too good for Edmund en route to last eight

16 March 2019, 11:40 | Henrietta Morgan

Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Kyle Edmund to reach quarter-finals

Federer wins'Swiss battle to reach fourth round at Indian Wells

Fourth-seeded Federer needed just 63 minutes to dispatch Briton Kyle Edmund 6-1 6-4 in their first career meeting and reach the quarter-finals on a sunny and breezy day.

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

Meanwhile, on the women's side of the draw, Switzerland's Belinda Bencic beat world number one Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-1 to move into the quarter finals.

Though Nadal was not fully-satisfied with his performance in the match and said, "I probably played a little bit worse today than yesterday".

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"He's been around for so many years and he doesn't really get overwhelmed by the occasion of playing on center court", he told reporters.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have remained on course for a semi-final clash at the the ATP Masters 1000 event at Indian Wells with straight-forward round of 16 victories in the California desert.

He will face world number 67 Hubert Hurkacz next after the Pole beat 24th seed Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7-3) 2-6 6-3.

World number 113 Krajinovic was aiming to become the first qualifier in 16 years to make the last eight at this tournament, but he was simply outclassed by the 17-time major victor. Isner fought back in the second set after Karen took the helm in first one but neither player was able to take their chances.

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Raonic will be Kecmanovic's next opponent after the big-serving 13th seed accounted for German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4 6-3.

Speaking of their first meeting, Federer admitted the conditions of the match were tough but said Edmund still had what it takes to achieve big results.

Andreescu will face the victor of the match between Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the semi-finals of the tournament.

Nadal, last victorious at Indian Wells in 2013, was able to cruise into this year's quarters, where he will meet the victor of John Isner's match against Karen Khachanov.

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The 13th seed will square off against France's Gael Monfils, a 6-0 6-2 victor over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, in the quarter-finals on Thursday.



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