Defending champion Roger Federer (ATP 1) has Monday easily qualified for the eighth finals of the Masters 1.000 tournament in Indian Wells (hard/7.972.535 dollar).
The Swiss first seed knocked out in the third round, the Serb Filip Krajinovic (ATP 28). After 58 minutes was the 6-2, 6-1 final score on the board.
To advance to the quarter-finals, Federer over Frenchman Jérémy Chardy (ATP 100). That switched his compatriot Adrian Mannarino (ATP 23) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
Roger Federer won the title in the Californian Indian Wells five times: in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2017. Last year defeated the twintigvoudig grandslamkampioen in the final his compatriot Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5.