March 17, 2017 -- Indian Wells, California
Roger advanced into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open after Australian, Nick Kyrgios, withdrew due to illness.
As many fans were anxiously awaiting the matchup between the two players, Kyrgios tweeted an apology for falling ill acknowledging he was in no state to take on the Swiss champion.
Always a class act, Roger still came out to Stadium 1 and spoke to his fans after news of the walkover, "I was actually really looking forward to the match. That's just how tennis goes. It's a pity, but I'm really happy with my time in Indian Wells and hopefully I'm going to play a good match tomorrow."
He will face American Jack Sock in the semifinals tomorrow afternoon. Sock defeated Kei Nishikori 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 in the Quarterfinals.