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NICK Kyrgios withdrew from his Indian Wells Masters quarter-final showdown with Roger Federer this morning, blaming food poisoning for a sudden illness.
media_camera A sick Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Kyrgios: I’m not a bad person 2:24 Tennis: Nick Kyrgios opens up about the perception of him as a “bad guy”.
NICK KYRGIOS: ‘I was in a pretty dark place’I’m so sorry but I can’t play @BNPPARIBASOPEN today.
Hope you feel better @NickKyrgios https://t.co/eOuItnixDe — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 17, 2017“I think the six months off last year was really difficult,” Federer said.
But both players added to their collection of titles at Indian Wells in front of a capacity crowd of 17,382 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
Roger Federer won his fifth title here at Indian Wells, and Elena Vesnina won her fourth, though it was her first in singles after completing a Cinderella story of sorts a year after losing in qualifying.
Buy Photo Roger Federer holds the trophy in a hail of confetti after winning BNP Paribas Open, March 18, 2017.
Federer last won the Australian Open and BNP Paribas Open in the same calendar year 11 years ago.
Vesnina first came to Indian Wells in 2003 as a 16-year-old.
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