Wawrinka out in Indian Wells, Federer moves on

Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland lost a tight match to Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells on Wednesday.

This content was published on March 19, 2009 - 08:24

Djokovic of Serbia beat Wawrinka, ranked 16th, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8).

Roger Federer, the world number two, took one hour and 49 minutes to see off 17th seeded Fernando Gonzales of Chile 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

Federer's victory at the California resort sets up a quarterfinal with Fernando Verdasco of Spain.

"I'm looking forward to playing against Verdasco," the Swiss player said. "It's a good thing that I'm still in the tournament and facing an opponent who actually is going to extend the rallies a little bit."

Should he win at Indian Wells, Federer would become the only player to take the $4.5 million (SFr5.25) tournament four times.

He defeated Verdasco in their two previous match-ups.

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