Result: Jack Sock outlasts Kei Nishikori in Indian Wells quarter-finals

Jack Sock returns a forehand to Denis Kudla during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 30, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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American Jack Sock moves through to the Indian Wells semi-finals with a three-set victory over Kei Nishikori.

Jack Sock has secured a place in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters after recording a surprise win over Kei Nishikori.

After Roger Federer benefited from Nick Kyrgios's withdrawal, many were already anticipating a showdown between the Australian Open champion and the world number five, but Sock upset the Japanese star by running out a 6-3 2-6 6-2 victor.

One break of serve was enough for Sock during the opening set as he conceded just six points behind his own delivery, but Nishikori showed his class in a one-sided second.

However, despite the fourth seed having the momentum, Sock was the better player during the decider and he struck twice to seal the triumph in one hour and 48 minutes.

The other last-four match to be contested on Saturday will see Stanislas Wawrinka face Pablo Carreno-Busta.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray12,005
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850