Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a forehand during his straight set victory against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their fourth round match during day ten of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Pics/Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP
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 quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Roger Federer also advanced with a straight sets win over Rafa Nadal.
Australian Kyrgios had beaten Djokovic in the quarter-finals in Acapulco almost two weeks ago in their first career meeting, and repeated the feat on Wednesday to reach the last eight, where he will face Federer.
The Swiss defeated Nadal 6-2 6-3 in the 36th meeting between the pair.
Federer, who got the better of his Spanish rival in a thrilling five-setter at the Australian Open final in January, broke Nadalâ¿¿s serve to open the match then survived a break point to hold with a backhand winner down the line for 2-0.
The Swiss then took a 4-1 lead before sealing the set and continued to press in the second, keeping Nadal on his heels.
In other matches, Japanâ¿¿s Kei Nishikori beat Donald Young 6-2 6-4 and advances to play 17th-seed Jack Sock, who defeated Malek Jaziri in three sets, while Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas upset 11th-seed David Goffin 6-3 3-6 6-3.
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