Roger Federer booked a round of 32 match with Serbian Filip Krajinovic who surprised three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka.
Novak Djokovic maintains he would welcome the input of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Dominic Thiem denied Roger Federer a record sixth Indian Wells title and returned to his career-high of fourth in the world -- bumping Federer down to fifth.
Dominic Thiem, ranked eighth in the world, had fallen in two prior Masters finals, both in Madrid but he rallied for a third career win over Roger Federer in five meetings.
Roger Federer will battle 25-year-old Dominic Thiem, who is seeking his first title in one of the ATP's prestigious Masters 1000 events.
Rafael Nadal booked a 39th career meeting with Roger Federer.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal edged closer to a blockbuster semi-final showdown at the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Roger Federer, who has won their last five encounters, including the 2017 Indian Wells final, said an in-form Stan Wawrinka is an opponent to be wary of.
Roger Federer, 37, said he never envisioned winning 100 titles.
Roger Federer beat Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Dubai Championships on Saturday to win the 100th title of his career.
Stefanos Tsitsipas could have the chance to stop Roger Federer winning his 100th career title
Roger Federer will face Borna Coric after the Croatian sixth seed defeated Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.
Roger Federer indicated in January that he would play at the French Open this year.
In Geneva on Friday to launch the third edition of the Laver Cup, Roger Federer mapped out his goals for the season.
Rafael Nadal proposed to Mery Perello for marriage and soon, the two will tie the knot.
Novak Djokovic decimated Rafael Nadal to claim a record seventh Australian Open mens singles title.
Sachin Tendulkar has been a regular at Grand Slams tennis events, especially Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic came through an almost three-and-a-half hour, four-set grind that extended into the early hours of Tuesday.