according to Nick Kyrgios of Australia withdrew from his scheduled quarterfinal match against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday because of illness, tournament officials announced Friday morning.
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Federer, who won the Australian Open this year to increase his Grand Slam victories to 18, is seeded No.
He had won his only previous matchup against Federer, a second-round meeting at the 2015 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid.
As it stated in Roger Federer got an unexpected day off Friday at the BNP Paribas Open after Nick Kyrgios withdrew from their quarter-final because of what he suspected was food poisoning.
“I was really looking forward to playing the match,” Federer told fans waiting for the match on stadium court.
“It’s a pity.”Kyrgios beat No2 Novak Djokovic in the fourth round, while Federer routed rival Rafael Nadal.
Federer, a four-time winner at Indian Wells, also advanced via a walkover in the quarter-finals in 2008.
Scrambling to find something for fans to watch, tournament officials trotted out tournament director-player Tommy Haas and Vasek Pospisil for an exhibition.
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Roger Federer and Nick Kyrgios Get Ready to Square Off
Advertisement Continue reading the main story“I have been able to put so many hours onto the racket now,” he said.
“I think Nick is the most talented player since Roger jumped on the scene,” said Paul Annacone, a former coach of Federer and Pete Sampras.
Advertisement Continue reading the main story“I don’t think I’m a bad guy at all,” Kyrgios said.
Advertisement Continue reading the main storyBut Federer’s larger point is on target.
Advertisement Continue reading the main story“He’s basically been the first guy to tell me, ‘Hit the backhand, damnit, don’t just hold back and slice all the time,’” Federer said.
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