Indian Wells 2014 Results: Day 7 Scores, Updated Bracket and Day 8 Schedule

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IMarch 13, 2014

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Tommy Haas, of Germany, during a match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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The upset train chugged on in Wednesday's fourth-round action at Indian Wells, Calif.

Two top-10 players were upset, as No. 6 Andy Murray and No. 3 Stan Wawrinka both made their exits from the tournament.

Kevin Anderson, the 17th seed, took out Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-1. The hard-serving Milos Raonic (10) upset Murray, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Combine that with Tuesday's shocking loss by No. 1 Rafael Nadal, and this is quickly becoming an unpredictable tournament.

Check out Wednesday's Day 7 results, and then we'll highlight some of the more intriguing action. 

Also, here is a live bracket on the event's official website.  

Alexandr Dolgopolov (28)def.Fabio Fognini (13)6-2, 6-4
Milos Raonic (10)def.Andy Murray (5)4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Kevin Anderson (17)def.Stanislas Wawrinka (3)7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-1
John Isner (12)def.Fernando Verdasco (30)7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3
Ernests Gulbis (20)def.Roberto Bautista Agut7-6 (0), 4-6, 6-2
Julien Benneteaudef.Feliciano Lopez6-3, 7-6 (4)
Roger Federer (7)def.Tommy Haas (11)6-4, 6-4
Novak Djokovic (2)def.Marin Cilic (24)1-6, 2-6, 6-3
Simona Halep (6)def.Casey Dellacqua6-2, 6-2
Agnieszka Radwanskavs.Jelena Jankovic7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Raonic Upsets Murray

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Raonic looked fantastic while downing Murray. That is especially impressive considering this is his first tournament since injuring his left ankle at the Australian Open at the start of the year.

Murray is not recovering as well from his recent injury. Granted, Murray is coming off of back surgery, so it was always going to be a process.

The sixth seed didn't look his best in any of his matches at Indian Wells, and he got worse as this match went on. Murray took the first set and then watched his results diminish. 

It was bad enough that Murray, via the Associated Press and, said: "The third set was just a bad, bad set of tennis."

It wasn't a bad set for Raonic. He had 15 aces with his booming serve and was solid in all phases. 

Raonic is onto the quarterfinals against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.  

Federer Doesn't Falter

INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 12:  Roger Federer of Switzerland hits a return to Tommy Haas of Germany during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The upset bug did not catch Swiss legend Roger Federer. He rolled past Tommy Haas. Tennis TV helped catch the moment: 

The 17-time Grand Slam title winner has dominated Haas, and he now owns a 13-3 record against him.

On Wednesday, the two sets were similar. Federer jumped out to a 3-2 lead with a break advantage. He gave the break right back, however, as both sets were tied at three.

Obviously, Federer dominated both sets from that point.

Federer has been off to a strong start this year, and a lot of that success comes from landing his first serve. He did that again by hitting 74 percent of his first serves in this match. 

All of a sudden, Federer has to be considered a strong favorite to reach the final. He is the highest seed left on the top half of the bracket.

Although he could be walking into a buzz saw next round, as he has to take on the winner of the following match.

Australian Open Champ Falls

Mar 12, 2014; Indian Wells, CA, USA;  Kevin Anderson (RSA) during his fourth round match against Stanislas Wawrinka (not pictured) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Anderson won 7-6, 4-6, 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Onc
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Wawrinka's 13-match winning streak, that encompasses his title at the Australian Open, came crashing to an end.

The lengthy Anderson was punishing Wawrinka with his serve. He had 11 aces on the match while successfully landing 64 percent of his first serves.

Still, it was on his return game where he earned this win.

Wawrinka had been cruising in this tournament. Entering this match, he had yet to face a break point in the tournament. Anderson broke him in Wawrinka's first service game.

Wawrinka was still able to force a tiebreaker in the first set, but he lost it. He was then getting medical attention on his back.

The Aussie Open champ wanted no part of his back being an excuse, however. Rene Stauffer passed along this quote from Wawrinka: 

Wawrinka came back and won the second set, but as you can see, he had nothing left in the tank for the third. 

All of this wild action is setting up for an odd quarterfinal. Top seeds are dropping left and right, and it left a field remaining that is not typical of a Masters event. 

For instance, one of the quarterfinal matchups is No. 12 John Isner vs. No. 20 Ernests Gulbis. For quality players like Isner and Gulbis who have been stuck outside of the elite, there is a real opportunity present to claim a major title.

There, of course, is also the opportunity for Federer to remind us all that he can still win tournaments, or for second-seeded Novak Djokovic to win his first tournament of the year. 

Djokovic comes back to defeat Cilic

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Novak Djokovic staged a typical comeback to defeat in-form 24th seed Marin Cilic. He took the match two sets to one: 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Cilic raced into an early lead with Djokovic struggling to get out of the blocks. He dominated proceedings and controlled the set. Cilic won 84% of his own service points and took the opening set 6-1.

Ben Rothenberg of The New York Times tweeted:

But the Serbian superstar kicked into gear on the second and third sets, winning them both comfortably and proceeding to the next round. 

He said after the match, per the ATP website:

I was composed and mentally calm, regardless of the scoreline, I just accepted the fact that he came out of the blocks better than I did. He was very aggressive, not missing at all, serving incredibly fast and accurate. I couldn't do much really. I was forced to back up. 

Djokovic progresses to face Julien Benneteau in the quarter-finals.


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