Tennis: Federer, Djokovic advance as Murray, Wawrinka fall at Indian Wells
Published on Mar 13, 2014 4:36 PM
(REUTERS) - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday, after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka both fell in the fourth round.
In a tournament full of surprises, Federer and Djokovic struck a blow for the old world order with the Swiss beating Germany's Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-4 and the Serb coming back to down Croatia's Marin Cilic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Federer and Djokivic are the only players ranked in the world's top 10 to reach the quarter-finals, after Wawrinka and Murray joined the big-name casualties when they both crashed to lower-ranked opponents on another day of upsets in the Californian desert.
Wawrinka suffered his first loss this year, when his 13-match winning streak came to a shuddering halt as he was beaten 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-1 by South African Kevin Anderson.
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