Indian Wells Masters 2019: Roger Federer defeats Kyle Edmund in straight sets

Kyle Edmund (front) and Roger Federer shakes hands at the Indian Wells Masters
Kyle Edmund (front) and Roger Federer shakes hands at the Indian Wells Masters

Kyle Edmund suffered a straight-sets defeat to Roger Federer in their last-16 match at the Indian Wells Masters.

Federer, who was playing the British number one for the first time, won 6-1 6-4 in one hour and four minutes.

Edmund's nervousness against the 20-times grand slam champion was evident when he started his first service game with two double faults.

He was 5-0 down in the first set before he won a game, but Federer comfortably closed the set out.

The second set was a closer affair, but Federer broke in the fifth game after a forehand winner down the line set up two break points.

The 37-year-old Swiss was tested in the final game as Edmund had three break points.

But Federer saved them all and booked his place in a 13th Indian Wells quarter-final when Edmund sent a forehand into the net.

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Randox Health Grand National profiles1

Meet the 2019 National field

David Ord profiles the top seven in the betting market for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree... starting with Tiger Roll.

Check out the latest Nap selection2

Daily Nap: Dig for Treasure

David Ord fancies Evan Williams to strike at Chepstow on Thursday afternoon - don't miss the latest Sporting Life Daily Nap!

Check out our latest daily racing preview3

Thursday's racing preview

Nick Grant makes Ballywood his best Thursday bet and he has a tip for every race at all four meetings.

Northern Ireland's Windsor Park4

Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifying tips

Paul Higham has a four-team accumulator for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifiers and says Austria could be the bet of the night to start their campaign with a win.

Our new Football Livewire is the best place to stay on top of breaking news5

Latest: Football news

Check out our football live wire for all the latest breaking news and international build-up as the Euro 2020 qualifiers get underway.

Most Read

Randox Health Grand National profiles1

Meet the 2019 National field

David Ord profiles the top seven in the betting market for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree... starting with Tiger Roll.

Check out the latest Nap selection2

Daily Nap: Dig for Treasure

David Ord fancies Evan Williams to strike at Chepstow on Thursday afternoon - don't miss the latest Sporting Life Daily Nap!

Check out our latest daily racing preview3

Thursday's racing preview

Nick Grant makes Ballywood his best Thursday bet and he has a tip for every race at all four meetings.

Northern Ireland's Windsor Park4

Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifying tips

Paul Higham has a four-team accumulator for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifiers and says Austria could be the bet of the night to start their campaign with a win.

Our new Football Livewire is the best place to stay on top of breaking news5

Latest: Football news

Check out our football live wire for all the latest breaking news and international build-up as the Euro 2020 qualifiers get underway.

Racing Tips

Check out the latest Nap selection

Daily Nap: Dig for Treasure

David Ord fancies Evan Williams to strike at Chepstow on Thursday afternoon - don't miss the latest Sporting Life Daily Nap!

Check out our latest daily racing preview

Thursday's racing preview

Nick Grant makes Ballywood his best Thursday bet and he has a tip for every race at all four meetings.

Rathvinden is fancied for Grand National glory

Antepost Angle: Spring Double

After 20/1 and 11/1 winners at Cheltenham last week, our long-range racing expert Matt Brocklebank turns his hand to the two major spring handicaps.

Next Race Off

10:10 Turffontein
9
(4)
Keep Smiling
J: Lyle Hewitson
8
(7)
Potalas Prince
J: S Brown
7
(6)
Pinch Pot
J: R Danielson

Football Tips

Northern Ireland's Windsor Park

Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifying tips

Paul Higham has a four-team accumulator for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifiers and says Austria could be the bet of the night to start their campaign with a win.

A view of Uttoxeter racecourse

Our best bets

Check out Sporting Life's best bets across racing, football and more.

Nathan Aspinall is the UK Open champion (Picture: Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in March 2019.