Taylor Fritz, ranked 20th in the world, claims his second career title and his first at elite Masters 1000 level while denying Rafael Nadal a record-equalling 37th Masters crown.
Bianca Andreescu upset three-time major champion Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open, becoming at age 18 the first wild-card winner in tournament history.
Roger Federer is looking forward to defeating Argentina's Federico Delbonis in a second round match on Saturday.
The former world number one Maria Sharapova loses first round match with a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Indian Wells tennis tournament.
A resurgent career has seen him take three important titles this year, including the Australian Open. But 35-year old Federer wants to avoid injuries that could hamper his bid for another Wimbledon crown and shorten his career.
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