Indian Wells Tennis 2017: Men's Final Schedule and Predictions After Semifinals

Germany's Angelique Kerber moved back to the top of the women's tennis rankings, while Roger Federer has moved up four places to No.6 after his Indian Wells win.

Nick Kyrgios ended Novak Djokovic's 19-match winning run at Indian Wells by beating the Serb 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals Wednesday, while Roger Federer also advanced with a straight sets win over Rafa Nadal.

"I would like to congratulate Roger. he's laughing".

He, once again, enthralled the audience in California with a similar game, and the former world number one did not drop a single set in the Indian Wells Masters. Had some really tough weeks, also, after Australian Open.

"It's a nice feeling to win the last three, I can tell you that", Federer told reporters. "So it's something you can learn from, especially for me who is going to turn 32 in few days".

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'I am the champion here and it is a handsome feeling, ' Federer told Sky Sports.

The match-up seemed uneven on paper going into the match, with Wawrinka being a three-time major champion contesting his ninth Masters 1000 semifinal, while Carreno Busta was in uncharted territory, having advanced past the third round of a Masters 1000 for only the second time in his career, and first time in nearly three years.

"I'm as surprised as everybody else", Federer said.

"No. From that side, I think it's more positive, Wawrinka said as quoted on ATP World Tour".

The Swiss has not topped the rankings since 2012, but the 35-year-old is not looking too far ahead after sealing his fifth win at Indian Wells and 25th Masters 1000 title. After his remarkable 2017 Australian Open victory, albeit aided by early upsets suffered by top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, Federer is already viewed as one of the favourites at this year's Wimbledon.

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The bottom half of the draw also features fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, who eased past Britain's Daniel Evans 6-3, 6-4. Rafael Nadal swept Fernando Verdasco , 6-3, 7-5, to earn his 50th career Indian Wells victory.

"I came here for the first time 17 years ago so to be here again as the champion is an wonderful feeling".

It appeared as if Federer would have no trouble when he won the first set in a quick seven games, but Sock forced a tiebreak in the second by remaining on serve.

"I was trying, when he looked at me, not to give him the sad face", he said.

"I'm so sorry but I can't play today", he said.

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