Friday, 22 March 2019 | 01:16 WIB

Roger Federer May Meet Rafael Nadal at BNP Paribas Semifinals

Roger Federer May Meet Rafael Nadal at BNP Paribas Semifinals (tennisworldusa)

CALIFORNIA, NETRALNEWS - Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal still have the chance to meet in the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open tournament. That was after the two won straight sets in the fourth round in California on Wednesday (03/13/2019) local time.

As quoted from Reuters on Thursday (14/3), Federer only needed one more hour to beat England's Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-4 at their first meeting of their career and reach the quarter-finals on a sunny and breezy day in the Indians. Wells.

Then the 20-time Grand Slam champion will meet Hubert Hurkacz, who has already beaten Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3. Hurkacz's meeting with Federer was also their first meeting.

Meanwhile, Nadal, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, ended the pace of qualifier Filip Krajinovic in the tournament, utilizing three of the four break point opportunities to win 6-3, 6-4.

Both Federer or Nadal haven't lost a set in three games at Indian Wells, a tournament Federer has won five times and three times by Nadal.

In another round of four, Canada's Milos Raonic saved all three Jan-Lennard Struff break point opportunities to beat the German 6-4, 6-3.

The 13th seed will then meet Miomir Kecmanovic who advanced to the quarter-finals after his opponent Yoshihito Nishioka did not continue the match because of an injury when Kecmanovis took the lead 6-4.