Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Indian Wells quarter-final against Roger Federer

Nick Kyrgios in action at the French Open on May 27, 2016
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Nick Kyrgios is forced to pull out of his Indian Wells quarter-final against Roger Federer due to a suspected bout of food poisoning.

Nick Kyrgios has been forced to pull of out his quarter-final with Roger Federer at Indian Wells due to illness.

The 21-year-old stunned world number two Novak Djokovic to reach the last eight, becoming the first player to beat the Serbian at the tournament since 2013.

That victory set up a match with Australian Open champion Federer, but Kyrgios revealed that he is suffering from a suspected bout of food poisoning.

"Unfortunately I am unable to play today due to sickness. At this stage we think it's food poisoning, and I'm praying it's nothing more," read a statement released on Twitter.

"After a restless night of being sick I have nothing left and to play a great champion like Roger, I need to be at my best to have a chance. I don't take this decision lightly, these are the matches we train for, but I'm in no fit state to take to the court.

"I'm sorry to the fans that I'm unable to take to the court but I have to put my health first and I hope you understand. I want to wish Roger the best of luck for the rest of the tournament and thank you every one for their support. I will definitely be back."

Federer will now face either Kei Nishikori or Jack Sock in the semi-finals.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,465
3Switzerland Roger Federer6,545
4Serbia Novak Djokovic6,325
5Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,140
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,075
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,740
9Canada Milos Raonic3,310
10Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,160
11Alexander Zverev3,160
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,805
13France Gael Monfils2,775
14Belgium David Goffin2,605
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,350
17United States Jack Sock2,290
18Lucas Pouille2,255
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,245
20Australia Nick Kyrgios1,940
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