KYRGIOS ENDS DJOKO STREAK
line the 36th meeting between the two was his.
The win marks the first time in the rivalry that Federer has strung together three wins over Nadal.
World No 3 Stan Wawrinka, the highest-ranked player remaining after the departures of Djokovic and World No 1 Andy Murray, laboured past lucky loser Yoshihito Nishioka 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to reach the quarters.
Nishioka, ranked 70th in the world, twice served for the match in the third set but was broken both times before Wawrinka subdued him in the tiebreaker.
Wawrinka will face eighthseeded Dominic Thiem for a place in the semi-finals. The Austrian beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2.
Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan quietly reached the last eight with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over American Donald Young. He’ll face American Jack Sock, who beat Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri 4-6, 7-6 ( 7/ 1 ) , 7- 5. AFP
Nick Kyrgios reacts at match point against Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells on Wednesday.