California [U.S.A], March 15 (ANI): World number one Roger Federer cemented his spot in the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters after brushing aside France's Jeremy Chardy in straight sets in the fourth round of the tournament here on Thursday.
The defending champion was almost untouchable on serve as he won 90 percent of his service points, including 100 percent of his first-serve points .
Federer eventually pushed his way past Chardy 7-5, 6-4 in the fourth-round clash of the men's singles event that lasted one hour and 22 minutes at the packed Stadium One.
It should be noted that it was only the fifth time that Federer has won a match without losing a first-serve point.
The Swiss star can now equal his season-best start of 16-0 with a win in the quarter-final, where he will lock with Chung Hyeon of South Korea for a place in the last-four. (ANI)