Seventh Seed Roger Federer defeated South African Kevin Anderson to reach semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells. The Swiss star took just 69 minutes to dispatch the 18th ranked Kevin in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. Federer holds the record of maximum titles at the Indian Wells and looks on course to capture his fifth title at one of his highly successful tournaments.
His semi-finals opponent is the 31st ranked Ukrainian player Alexandr Dolgopolov. The top ranked Ukrainian is making his first semi-finals appearance at the Masters cup. On his way to booking his berth in the final four, Dolgopolov has dispatched world number one Rafael Nadal in the third round of this grand tournament. In order to continue with his dream run, he will need to give another marvellous performance against the former world champion Roger Federer.
Alexandr Dolgopolov and Roger Federer have previousely met just once way back in 2010 at Basel, when the former was retired hurt. Hence the two have not had a complete match before, so it will be quite interesting to watch the match between experienced Roger Federer and inspired Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Roger Federer is coming off a great win in Dubai Championships 2014 for the sixth time and has last won the Indian Wells Masters Cup in 2012 when he defeated John Isner in straight sets. Federer looks in red-hot form as the master has defeated names like Novak Djokovic, Tomas Berdych in his last ten matches and is yet to drop a set in the ongoing tournament here.