World No.3 Stefanos Tsitsipas has ended the profitable run of Alex de Minaur at Indian Wells.
The second-seeded Greek was pressured to work exhausting of their fourth-round conflict at the moment, ultimately prevailing 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-2 in a two-hour and 43-minute battle.
It was an admirable effort from De Minaur, whose relentless retrieving heaped strain of his higher-ranked opponent all through the match.
However in the long run, Tsitsipas had too many solutions and prolonged his unbeaten win-loss report (at tour-level) to 6-0 in opposition to the 22-year-old Australian.
There are nonetheless many positives for De Minaur to take from his efficiency within the Californian desert. He entered the match with a single win from his previous eight matches, however constructed invaluable momentum in reaching the fourth spherical. His run included a third-round victory in opposition to world No.17 Cristian Garin, his first top-20 win since January.
There was higher information for John Friends, who’s the final remaining Australian participant within the match.
Friends and Slovak accomplice Filip Polasek superior to the lads’s doubles semifinals with a powerful straight-sets win in opposition to top-seeded Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
The seventh-seeded duo have now gained 11 of their previous 13 matches collectively and made three consecutive semifinal appearances.
Friends and Polasek will play both Italian mixture Fabio Fognini and Lorenzo Sonego or eighth seeds Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Brazilian Marcelo Melo for a spot within the ultimate.
Aussies in motion – Indian Wells
Males’s singles, fourth spherical
 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) d  Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6-7(3) 7-6(3) 6-2
Males’s doubles, quarterfinals
 John Friends (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) d  Nikola Mektic (CRO)/Mate Pavic (CRO) 6-2 6-3
Males’s doubles, semifinals
 John Friends (AUS)/Filip Polasek (SVK) v TBC