Indian Wells, Mar. 14- Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka continued his dominance of Philipp Kohlschreiber, rolling past the German 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. Wawrinka recorded his fifth victory over Kohlschreiber in as many meetings in a performance that left him cautiously encouraged about his prospects of making it past the quarter-finals in the California desert for the first time.
Tomorrow – 11.30 pm (IST): S. Wawrinka (Switzerland) Vs Y. Nishioka (Japan).
Djokovic, Federer and Nadal enter third round
Indian Wells, Mar. 14- Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a sixth ATP Indian Wells Masters crown with a two-set triumph over Kyle Edmund as the stars shone on Sunday in the California desert. The 46th-ranked Edmund served for the second set at 5-3, but world number two Djokovic broke him en route to a 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) triumph. His reward is a tough third-round clash with former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, a 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 winner over fellow Argentine Federico del Bonis.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal also reached the third round, Federer flying through with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over France’s Stephane Robert in just 51 minutes.
Nadal opened his account with a steady 6-3, 6-2 victory over Argentina’s Guido Pella.
The three stars are packed together in a remarkable bottom quarter of the draw.
TOMORROW – Men’s Singles: 12.45 am (IST): Rafael Nadal (Spain) Vs F. Verdasco (Spain); 3.45 am (IST): Roger Federer (Switzerland) Vs S. Johnson (USA); 7.30 am (IST): Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Vs J. del Potro (Argentina).