Federer stops 'NextGen' Hurkacz and is in the semifinals

The Swiss, of 37 years, ventilated without problems to the polish of 22 by a double 6-4 in 1h: 13. Wait for the winner of Rafa Nadal-Karen Khachanov.


Hubert Hurkacz asked Roger Federer for a photo in the last Masters 1000 of Shanghai, in October, after sparring in the warm up to the winner of 20 'big'. Today, he met him for the first time in an imposing stage, the Tennis Garden of Indian Wells and with a prize semifinal. Too much weight for the young 22 years and 67th in the world, which came to eliminate Lucas Pouille, Kei Nishikori or Denis Shapovalov but could not disturb his idol, who defeated him by a double 6-4 in 1h: 13. Now, the Swiss awaits the winner of the Rafa Nadal-Karen Khachanov.

The spiky Hurkacz (1.96 m.) Participated in the past NextGen Finals for youngsters, although it has exploded later than colleagues from his fifth. However, its irregularity (many risky shots) takes its toll. Federer, 37 years old and looking for a sixth title in Indian Wells, only gave up five points with his serve in the first set, which was awarded in half an hour. In the second, the Polish presented more battle and even had two break balls that he did not consolidate. The Swiss is planted in the semifinal without losing a set.



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