BNP Paribas Open 2013: Nadal, Federer meet in quarterfinals

Matthew Stockman

The quarterfinals for Men's Singles are set to begin on Thursday at the BNP Paribas Open, highlighted by a night time meeting between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

The round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open wrapped up on Wednesday, and the Men's Single's quarterfinals will get under way on Thursday. Eight players remain, and there's some very exciting tennis remaining.

On Wednesday, Tomas Berdych cruised past Richard Gasquet to make it into the quaterfinals. He dominated the match from start to finish, winning it 6-1, 7-5. He'll take on Kevin Anderson on Thursday in the first quarterfinal matchup.

Anderson is having himself quite the tournament. He's unseeded, but took out the No. 4-seeded David Ferrer in the second round. On Wednesday, he took out No. 13 Gilles Simon, winning that one 6-3, 1-6, 6-4. Simon took him by surprise in the second set, but he handily took the third to secure his spot.

Roger Federer was taken to his limit against Stanislas Wawrinka on Wednesday. Federer eventually won the match, but was pushed to a tiebreak twice, one of which he lost. He won in the end, though, 6-3, 7-6, 7-5. He'll take on Rafael Nadal, who bested Ernests Gulbis on Wednesday.

The WTA Singles semifinals will get under way on Thursday, as well. No. 4 Angelique Kerber will take on No. 7 Samantha Stosur, and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka will take on No. 8 Caroline Wozniacki.

Here is the complete schedule (all times Eastern):

Stadium 1

-- [4] Angelique Kerber vs. [7] Samantha Stosur, 2 p.m

-- [6] Tomas Berdych vs. Kevin Anderson, not before 4 p.m.

-- [1] Victoria Azarenka vs. [8] Caroline Wozniacki, not before 6 p.m.

-- Su-Wei Hsieh, Shuai Peng vs. [3] Nadia Petrova, Katarina Srebotnik, after Azarenka vs. Wozniacki

-- [5] Rafael Nadal vs. [2] Roger Federer, not before 10 p.m.

-- [1] Bob Ryan, Mike Ryan vs. Santiago Gonzalez, Scott Lipsky, after Nadal vs. Federer

Stadium 2

-- [4] Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Casey Dellacqua, 2:30 p.m.

Stadium 3

-- Larry LeRoy vs. Scott McLendon, 2 p.m.

--Sey Moskowitz vs. Richard Romero, upon completion of Match 1

--Jaime Rojas vs. Brian Ball, upon completion of Match 2

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