March 14, 2018 -- Indian Wells, CA

On a gusty desert day, Roger faced off against tricky opponent Jeremy Chardy in the Round of 16 of the BNP Paribas Open. 

Having a career win over the Swiss Maestro, Chardy played with confidence and kept things close throughout the match. Roger dealt with his opponent and the elements well and proved why he is the defending Champion and Number 1 player in the world by squeezing out the win 7-5, 6-4.

This win marks Roger's 60th win in the desert and he goes into the Quarterfinals to face Hyeon Chung who will be playing in his first Masters 1000 Quarterfinal.