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Federer fends off Frenchman Chardy at Indian Wells

16 March 2018, 01:20 | Susie Olson

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He beat Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 6-4 to comfortably progress in the tournament.

Pre-match build-up swirled around the battle of the generations - Next Gen ATP Finals champion Hyeon Chung against 36-year-old defending champion Roger Federer in the Australian Open semi-finals this year.

Comedian Will Ferrell made a decision to crash Tennis Channel's commentary booth moments before Roger Federer's fourth-round victory over Jeremy Chardy at Indian Wells. "I have a lot of respect for him". 'When I started tennis, I (was) playing with the glasses, so I'm really happy to play with the glasses. So many years I felt good actually in Australia already. Holding serve is obviously essential, but the question of how he can break Federer's seemingly invincible serve is the million dollar question that he needs to answer - as does most of the men's tour.

"I had a chance to finish off the match early, but the wind picked up, and Cuevas started playing better near the end", Chung said, according to a transcript provided by his agency, IMG.

Federer will next face South Korea's Chung Hyeon, who defeated Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-1 6-3. He play everything good, so I'm just trying to...

The 34-year-old is the first German to reach the Indian Wells quarter-finals since current tournament director Tommy Haas in 2008.

"I came to have a hit and didn't feel myself", said Baghdatis.

Ferrell seemed to think whoever won the coin toss won the game, and he said he a "back tattoo" of Chardy.

Daria Kasatkina routed former world No. 1 Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Halep moves on to the semi-finals where she will face either Japan's Naomi Osaka or fifth seeded Karolina Pliskova.

Roger Federer picked up the first Grand Slam title of 2018 when he swept aside Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final back in January.

Unseeded Coric moves to the quarter-finals, where he will play red-hot South African Kevin Anderson who defeated Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8/6).

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