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2017 Highlights

Marcos Blasts Into Indian Wells Round Of 16

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018

Five matches in eight days. Not a problem for Marcos!


A 7-6(5), 6-4 win over Dudi Sela saw Marcos advance to the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open. The win guarantees his deepest run in Indian Wells since 2010, when he also reached the Round of 16.


Marcos has dropped just one set in five matches, having come through qualifying with straight-set wins over Thanasi Kokkinakis and Vincent Millot and main draw victories over Yoshihito Nishioka, 14th-seed Diego Schwartzman and Sela. He needed one hour and 49 minutes to defeat the Israeli on Tuesday.


Marcos fired nine aces and converted seven of 13 break chances, extending his head-to-head advantage over Sela to 3-1. He rallied from a break down in both sets, storming back after conceding early deficits in the first and second. Marcos was clutch in the big moments and a netted forehand from Sela would seal the victory.


Marcos will bid to reach his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 quarter-final in eight years when he faces big-serving Milos Raonic in Wednesday's night session. It will conclude the day on Stadium 1, with play beginning not before 8:30pm local time. Raonic owns a 3-1 lead in their head-to-head, with Marcos' lone victory coming in Shanghai in 2012.