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Federer beats Edmund in Indian Wells


Federer beats Edmund in Indian Wells

Roger Federer beats Kyle Edmund during their ATP meeting on Wednesday (Mar 13).

Roger Federer beats British number one Kyle Edmund to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells. The Swiss, a five-time champion in California, eased past Edmund 6-1 6-4 in just over an hour.

World number four Federer, who has yet to drop a set at the tournament, saved all seven break points that he faced and won 79% of first serve points.

Second seed Rafael Nadal also reached the last eight with a straightforward 6-3 6-4 victory over Filip Krajinovic.

The Spaniard will play Karen Khachanov next following the Russian's 6-4 7-6 (7-1) win over John Isner.

Edmund, who won the Indian Wells second-tier Challenger event last week, struggled on serve in the opening set.

He was broken in the first game of the match and quickly went a double break down, before getting on the board at 5-1.

The second set was more competitive, with Edmund creating three break opportunities as the Swiss served for the match, but he was unable to take them.

Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, won his 100th ATP title in Dubai at the start of March.

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.

In the women's draw, Canada's Bianca Andreescu thrashed former world number one Garbine Muguruza 6-0 6-1 to reach the semi-finals.

- Source: News websites

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