Federer Edges Out Wawrinka

Federer Edges Out Wawrinka

Roger Federer was given a fright before overcoming compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Federer Edges Out Wawrinka

Federer, the second seed, was taken to the brink by his Davis Cup team-mate before he registered a 6-3 6-7 (7-4) 7-5 victory.

"I definitely got a bit lucky out here tonight," Federer said. "Stan's an amazing player and a good friend - I'm happy to get through."

Federer will now face old foe Rafael Nadal in the quarter-final after the Spaniard eventually toppled qualifier Ernests Gulbis 4-6 6-4 7-5.

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