Indian Wells: Spanish star Rafael Nadal and World No 1 Novak Djokovic remained on course on Wednesday for a mouth-watering Indian Wells semi-final, while Swiss Stan Wawrinka exited in a match he described as a no-brainer.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Pics/AFP
World No 5 Nadal survived a scare from Alexander Zverev, rallying to beat the German teenager 6-7 (8/10), 6-0, 7-5 and reach the quarter-finals.
Two-time defending champion Djokovic cruised into the quarters by beating Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-3 but French Open champion Stan Wawrinka bit the dust in the joint ATP and WTA Tour tournament.
Wawrinka was sent crashing out of the event in the fourth round by David Goffin. Wawrinka lost 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7/5) to 15th seed Goffin.