The second semifinal at Indian Wells is underway between Roger Federer and Milos Raonic. At stake is a spot in the Indian Wells final tomorrow against defending champion and top seed Novak Djokovic.
The Canadian Raonic is also trying to become the sixth player to beat both Federer and Rafael Nadal in the same tournament. The last to do it was Novak Djokovic at the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals.
Alex Dolgopolov tried and failed a year ago in this same Indian Wells event. Djokovic has done it 3 times, Nikolay Davydenko and David Nalbandian twice each and Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro have also accomplished the feat.
Players to Beat Both Federer and Nadal in Same ATP Event
2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Novak Djokovic – No. 7 Federer in RR, No. 1 Nadal in F
2011 US Open: Novak Djokovic – No. 3 Federer in SF, No. 2 Nadal in F
2011 Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic – No. 2 Federer in SF, No. 1 Nadal in F
2010 Toronto: Andy Murray – No. 1 Nadal in SF, No. 3 Federer in F
2010 Doha: Nikolay Davydenko – No. 1 Federer in SF, No. 2 Nadal in F
2009 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals: Nikolay Davydenko – No. 2 Nadal in RR, No. 1 Federer in SF
2009 US Open: Juan Martin del Potro – No. 3 Nadal in SF, No. 1 Federer in F
2007 Paris-indoor: David Nalbandian – No.1 Federer in 3R, No. 2 Nadal in F
2007 Madrid: David Nalbandian – No. 2 Nadal in QF, No. 1 Federer in F
2007 Montreal: Novak Djokovic – No. 2 Nadal in SF, No. 1 Federer in F
Bold indicates consecutive wins.
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