– To play on such a big arena against Federer, it's something different. Still, it was not one-way throughout the match. He played very, very well, but I still had a few small chances, so it motivates me to work further and to reach there again some time, " says the pole, according to the masterturneringens site.
Federer, who won five times in the california desert, saying that he feels that he plays well and he holds his serve is stable. Now waiting for the spaniard Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.
To meet these young players to eventually reach up to the ”Rafa”, it is exciting. I am very happy, " he says.
Rafael Nadal had on his side a real challenge in the Russian Karen Chatjanov. It took two hours, 16 minutes and tie break in both sets before Nadal was ready for the semifinals.