The Canadian No. 1 improved to 3-1 against the two-time major champion, still without a title at the BNP Paribas Open.
While the men’s No. 2 defeated an unheralded Colombian in three sets, the women’s No. 2 solved a determined Alize Cornet.
Both defending champions at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells fell in the third round to Camila Giorgi and Alexandr Dolgopolov.
The two-time major champion narrowly outlasted world No. 77 Jiri Vesely at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The world No. 2 rolled past Victor Hanescu on a day when Tomas Berdych and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fell to unseeded challengers.
Li Na, Samantha Stosur, and Kevin Anderson also advanced on Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open.
While Victoria Azarenka fell, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki advanced at the BNP Paribas Open. Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka won in doubles.
Taylor Townsend, Alisa Kleybanova, Camila Giorgi, Lleyton Hewitt, and Ryan Harrison impressed at the BNP Paribas Open.
The women’s main draw began play at the BNP Paribas Open with several young American talents featured.
With the exception of the fourth-ranked David Ferrer, all of the elite men converge on the first Masters 1000 tournament of the season in Indian Wells. The California event has featured plenty of dramatic matches, partly because of the slow hard court that allows many playing styles to shine. Another explanation for the high quality that Indian Wells prod