Federer wins at Indian Wells, sets up rematch with Chung

Federer extends winning streak to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals
Federer advances to quarter-finals; Halep reaches semifinals
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17 March, 2018

Federer's flawless year continued thanks to his 7-5 6-4 victory over Jeremy Chardy en route to the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

In other fourth-round men's matches, No. 6 Juan Martin del Potro beat fellow Argentine Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-3; No. 18 Sam Querrey defeated No. 28 Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-4; Borna Coric of Croatia outlasted American Taylor Fritz 6-2, 6-7 (8), 6-4; and No. 31 Phillipp Kohlschreiber of Germany beat Pierre-Hughes Herbert of France 6-4, 7-6 (7).

Kerber never managed a break point against Kasatkina's serve.

On Wednesday, Chung raced past last year's quarter-finalist Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-3. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. "And this year it's just been really good, solid matches", Federer added.

South Korea's Chung made a name for himself back in January at the Australian Open as he downed world No. 4 Alexander Zverev and former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on his way to the semi-finals in Melbourne. He dropped just three serve points overall with those coming on his second serve.

American Sam Querrey, the 18th seed, was a 6-3, 6-4 victor of 28th-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

He beat Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 6-4 to comfortably progress in the tournament.

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Coric improved to 10-3 on the season and 2-0 against Fritz. The Romanian tied it 5-all before Martic won the final two points to force a third set.

Halep then served for the match, winning five of the final six points after the challenge.

She will face Naomi Osaka next after the Japanese world number 44 stunned Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-3.

On return, Federer changed up his return position, he said, in part because of the swirling winds. I was very happy that I was able to win the tournament there, not just get to the semis and get world number one.

The 20-time Grand Slam victor said he is looking forward to his rematch with Chung, who made history by becoming the first South Korean to play in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam.

It is the fifth consecutive ATP Tour event in which the 21-year-old has reached the quarterfinals. "I was definitely not feeling the best".


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