Thursday and Friday Results
- Alexandr Dolgopolov kept his momentum rolling by earning a huge victory over Milos Raonic by winning 6-3;6-4. His run at Indian Wells has been quite impressive, and though it may still be a longshot, I wouldn’t put it past him to win the whole thing.
- Roger Federer also kept his tournament hopes alive by beating Kevin Anderson. Anderson also had some good momentum and put up a good fight in the first set losing 7-5, but he went down in the second 6-1.
- On Friday, Djokovic defeated Benneteau easily, 6-1;6-3.
- Isner, in his regular fashion, barely squeaked by in two break sets against Gulbis.
- Novak Djokovic is set to face John Isner in the first semifinals match. Isner defeated Novak in the semis in 2012 at Indian Wells. I wouldn’t bet that history will repeat itself, but at least the precedent has been set for a potential Isner victory.
- In the other semifinal, Federer is going up against Dolgopolov. Should be a quite interesting matchup, particularly with both playing so well at the moment. If Alexandr is to win, he is going to need all he has in his repertoire to win. Federer could win in straights easily, while if Dolgopolov is to win, it will, in all likelihood, take three sets or at least a tiebreak.