Thiem into Indian Wells semis, injured Monfils withdraws

Milos Raonic of Canada celebrating a point against Miomir Kecmanovic at Indian Wells in USA

Dominic Thiem advanced to the ATP Indian Wells Masters semi-finals after France's Monfils pulled out with a left Achilles tendon injury.

Gael wasn't able to play because of a problem to his left Achilles.

"And this morning, it was really tough for me to run at 100 per cent, and tonight I tried to hit a little bit and I can not compete 100 per cent tonight".

"I would like to thank you for everything you gave me this week and again I'm sorry".

Monfils played a fantastic match in the 4th round after he trounced Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-0 6-2 and the German just upset Djokovic 6-4 6-4.

"In a few key moments my serve really helped me out", Raonic said on court. Bencic has won won her last 10 matches on outdoor hard court.

Serbian teenager Kecmanovic failed to convert any of his three break-point opportunities against a ruthless Raonic, who unleashed a torrent of punishing groundstrokes on a sunny and breezy day.

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Women: Belinda Bencic bt Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Angelique Kerber bt Venus Williams 7-6 (3), 6-3. From the get-go, Kerber made strong in-roads into Williams' serve, especially the second serve and was just as relentless on her own serves. "I'm definitely playing how I feel it, and it's going well so I'm not planning on changing that".

Players receiving wild cards directly into the men's main draw include Spanish veteran David Ferrer, who has said 2019 will e his last season. Until Kerber stopped her, Williams had won four matches in a row for the first time since past year in the desert.

With the momentum in her favour, Kerber edged out the seven-time grand slam champion in a closely fought second set to advance to the final four.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu will meet sixth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the other Indian Wells semi-final.

In the semi-final, she is set to face in-form Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, who reached this stage after a 12-match winning streak, including a quarter-final win over Karolína Plíšková.

Bencic showed no sign of a let-down after her fourth-round victory over world number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka, out-lasted Czech Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

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