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Tennis: Federer, Djokovic advance as Murray, Wawrinka fall at Indian Wells

Published on Mar 13, 2014 4:36 PM
 
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka both fell in the fourth round. -- PHOTO: AFP

(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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