Federer enters quarters

Federer enters quarters

Djokovic in last-eight stage; Murray, Wawrinka ousted

Federer enters quarters

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic cruised into the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday after Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Australian Open winner Stanislas Wawrinka both fell in the fourth round.

In a tournament full of surprises, Federer and Djokovic struck a blow for the old world order with Federer beating Germany's Tommy Haas 6-4, 6-4 and Djokovic coming back to down Croatia's Marin Cilic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Federer and Djokovic are the only players ranked in the world's top 10 to reach the quarterfinals after Wawrinka and Murray joined the big-name casualties when they both crashed to lower-ranked opponents on another day of upsets in the Californian desert.

Wawrinka suffered his first loss this year when his 13-match winning streak came to a shuddering halt as he was beaten 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-1 by South African Kevin Anderson. Murray was blown away by Canada's Milos Raonic, one of the biggest servers in men's tennis.

Despite winning the first set, the Scotsman was unable to contain the raw power of Raonic, who triumphed 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a little over two hours.

John Isner kept American hopes alive with a 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-3 win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco, while Latvia's Ernests Gulbis defeated Roberto Bautista of Spain 7-6 (7-0), 4-6, 6-2. A third Spaniard, Feliciano Lopez, was sent packing by unseeded Frenchman Julien Benneteau, losing 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Paes-Stepanek out

The fourth seeded pair of India’s Leander Paes and Czech Radek Stepanek was beaten by the unseeded Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles.

Paes and Stepanek went down 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 4-10.

Meanwhile, Sania Mirza and Cara Black reached the women's doubles semifinals. Fifth seeds Sania and Cara defeated the second seeded Russian pairing of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-1.