Milos Raonic advances, Eugenie Bouchard ousted at Indian Wells
Tomic retires due to wrist injury; Andy Murray eliminated
Milos Raonic advanced to the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament on Monday when opponent Bernard Tomic was forced to retire.
Raonic, seeded 12th, was leading 17th seed Tomic 6-2, 3-0 when the Australian dropped out with an injury.
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Meanwhile, Eugenie Bouchard had her run at Indian Wells come to an end when she fell in her third-round match to 12th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland.
Bacsinszky downed Bouchard 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in a match that went nearly two and a half hours.
In other men's action, ATP No. 53 Federico Delbonis stunned the world No. 2 Andy Murray in a final set tie-breaker to win 6-4, 4-6, 7-6.
"I have never really felt that I played my best tennis here," Murray said. "I still feel like I can't really go for my shots. I feel like when I do, I make mistakes long. I have tried many different things. I don't know exactly why it is."
That was Andy Murray's first defeat to a left-hander not named Nadal since 2011, ending a 39-match win streak.—@jmeistennis
Murray was competing in his first tournament as a father. His wife, Kim, gave birth to daughter Sophia on Feb. 7, a week after the Scotsman finished as the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.
Murray is the highest seeded man to lose so far in the desert event.
Also advancing was No. 8 seed Richard Gasquet, a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 winner over Alexandr Dolgopolov and No. 10 Marin Cilic, who beat Leonardo Mayer, 6-4, 6-3.
In women's third-round matches, No. 7 seed Belinda Bencic was upset by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and 2008 winner Ana Ivanovic lost 6-2, 6-0 to 18th-seeded Karolina Pliskova, who improved to 4-0 in her career against Ivanovic.
U.S. Open runner-up Roberta Vinci beat 17th-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, 6-1, 6-3. Christina McHale, one of three American women left in the draw, lost to Sam Stosur, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
With files from CBC Sports and The Associated Press