The world number one produced a scintillating display against the South African in what was a repeat of the 2018 final at the All England Club.
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The 37-year-old Federer, whose 99 titles are second only to the 109 of Jimmy Connors, began the day’s first semi-final as favourite.
World No 2 Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will make his return from injury at next month’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
“It’s frustrating for me not to be able to compete in London,” Del Potro, who last played in the event in 2013 since when he has been plagued by injuries, said in an ATP statement
Only one change affected the top 10 with Kevin Anderson of South Africa moving from ninth to eighth place, while the biggest winner of the week was Georgia’s giant-killer Nikoloz Basilashvili.
The top seeded Spaniard triumphed after an epic 4 hours 23 minutes struggle on Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match where the 22-year-old Khachanov had served for a two sets to love lead in the 10th game of the second set and had a set point in the fourth-set tiebreaker
Roger Federer heads to the US Open as third favorite behind longtime rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after a season that has nose-dived since he won the Australian Open at the start of the year.
Novak Djokovic has moved into 10th place in the ATP Rankings after winning Wimbledon for a fourth time.
Djokovic, who won the last of his 12 majors at the 2016 French Open, is now fourth on the list Grand Slam winners – one behind Pete Sampras.
Novak Djokovic beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the fourth time on Sunday.
Kevin Anderson has overturned a two-set deficit to defeat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Federer arrived at Indian Wells knowing anything less than a semi-final finish would cede his world ranking back to Rafael Nadal, who is not playing this week
The 36 year-old Swiss ace has now equalled his best start to a season to stay on course for a sixth Indian Wells title
The 33-year-old former world number six, who slipped to 89th in the rankings after a disappointing 2017, capped a resurgent start to the year with a 7-6(4) 6-2 win.
The 33-year-old former world number six, who slipped to 89th in the rankings after a disappointing 2017, capped a resurgent start to the year with a 7-6(4) 6-2 win
The 28th-ranked South African tested Nadal early as the two split the first six games of the match
This will be Nadal’s 16th career Grand Slam title
The top seed is looking to win his third title at Flushing Meadows, and the Spaniard overcame yet another slow start to run out a 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 scoreline
His strong serve was the key as he played aces after aces, winners after winners overwhelming his teenage opponent
Both players battled out a tight first set as neither gave away their serve