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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.

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