Result: Roger Federer scrapes past Stanislas Wawrinka in Indian Wells

Roger Federer
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Roger Federer is through to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a narrow three-set victory over fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.

Roger Federer has edged into the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open with a three-set victory over fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka.

The second seed and defending champion had the chance to serve out the match at 6-3 5-4, but he was broken before losing the tie-break 7-4.

Wawrinka, who has now beaten Federer once in 14 matches, moved into a 3-1 lead in the third, only for the 17-time Grand Slam champion to break back twice and seal the victory 7-5.

The 31-year-old could meet Rafael Nadal in the last eight if the Spaniard beats Ernests Gulbis.

It would be the first meeting between the pair since Federer defeated Nadal in the semi-finals of last year's competition on his way to winning the title.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060