Rojer/Tecau Set Indian Wells QF With Djokovic/Fognini
Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau, 2017 quarter-finalists, upset eighth seeds Henri Kontinen/John Peers 6-3, 7-6(1) on Monday to return to the last eight at the BNP Paribas Open. Rojer/Tecau saved six of seven break points and will next meet Novak Djokovic/Fabio Fognini at the ATP Masters 1000.
Fifth seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah dismissed Lucas Pouille/Stan Wawrinka in only 50 minutes, winning 6-2, 6-2 against the French-Swiss combo. The Colombians didn't face a break point en route to the quarter-finals, where they will meet Nikola Mektic/Horacio Zeballos, who knocked out top seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut 2-6, 7-6(7), 13-11.
The Frenchmen had two match points, at 9/8 and 11/10, in the Match Tie-break but the Croatian/Argentine pairing saved them both.