14 Mar 2019, 04:43 IST
Roger Federer overcame the problem of Kyle Edmund to succeed in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters with a straight-sets victory on Wednesday.
The Swiss wanted lower than an hour to see off compatriot Stan Wawrinka within the prior spherical and the clock had solely simply ticked past the 60-minute mark earlier than Edmund was dispatched 6-1 6-4.
A five-time champion at this ATP 1000 occasion, Federer appears to be like supremely assured within the wake of his 100th Tour title in Dubai earlier this month and though Edmund raised his recreation within the second set he was no match for the fourth seed.
Federer’s win, his 65th at Indian Wells, sees him advance to a last-eight assembly with the unheralded Hubert Hurkacz, who knocked out 24th seed Denis Shapovalov earlier on Wednesday.
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The 20-time main winner was in no temper to let Edmund achieve an early foothold as a thumping forehand compelled an error from the Brit and earned a 2-Zero lead within the first.
Edmund noticed three break factors come and go within the subsequent as Federer nearly held onto his benefit earlier than touchdown one other demoralising blow by breaking once more to surge 4-Zero forward.
A sliced backhand from Edmund dropped huge at hand Federer the set and one other mistake on that aspect earned the previous world primary the essential break for 3-2 within the second.
Edmund did have moments of pleasure on the Federer serve – most notably forging three break probabilities at 5-Four down – however at match level a searing backhand down the road from the world quantity 4 meant the Brit might solely web and relinquish any hope of an unlikely comeback.
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