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.
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 defeated Britain’s Andy Murray yesterday to reach the final at Wimbledon and will defend his championship against Novak Djokovic, who’s taking over the top spot in men’s tennis from the Spaniard win or lose.
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.