John Isner beat World No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic to advance to the final of the ATP Indian Wells Masters where he will face Roger Federer in the first of nine World Tour Masters 1000 events.
Rafael Nadal’s perfect hard-court season continued last night at the U.S. Open, as the Spaniard advanced to the semifinals with a straight-set victory against Tommy Robredo, moving to 20-0 on the surface this year.
The men’s and women’s singles champions in Indian Wells next year will each receive $1 million, making the California tennis tournament the first combined event outside the Grand Slams to offer such a prize.
Rafael Nadal beat defending champion Roger Federer in straight sets in the BNP Paribas Open quarterfinals, the pair’s earliest matchup at a tennis tournament since beginning their rivalry nine years ago.