Federer, Murray reach Indian Wells semis (AP)

March 20, 2009

Fernando Verdasco, of Spain, reacts during the tie break against Roger Federer during a match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., Thursday, March 19, 2009.

Three-time champion Roger Federer downed Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-6 (5) Thursday night to move into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open. No. 2 Federer, who took the Indian Wells title three consecutive years beginning in 2004, next will play No. 4 Andy Murray. The 21-year-old Scot defeated Ivan Ljubicic 7-5, 7-6 (6) to run his 2009 match record to 19-1.

Source:Federer, Murray reach Indian Wells semis (AP)