By Chineze Ogugua
Australian Open champion Roger Federer seem not to be aging as he keeps brushing opponents aside, the latest being the Indian Wells where he is the defending champion.
The 36-year old Swiss defeated Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarter finals in an hour and 22 minutes.
Federer will next face South Korea’s Chung Hyeon who defeated Pablo Cuevas 6-1, 6-3 to progress.
Meanwhile, in the female category, Simona Halep brushed aside Croatia’s Petra Martic to progress to the semi-finals. She won 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 in 2 hours and 23 minutes.
She will next face Japanese Naomi Osaka who defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-3 in one hour 20 minutes.
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