March 16, 2018 -- Indian Wells, CA

Roger took to the court at the BNP Paribas Open Thursday evening to take on #NextGen player, Hyeon Chung. This was the second time the two faced off this year, with their previous meeting being at the Australian Open where Chung was battling not only the Swiss Star but also bad blisters. 

The 21-year old Korean didn't back down easily. Roger had to break to take the first set 7-5 and then continued to keep the pressure on to take the second set 6-2.

"It was a tough match," Roger said. "He's a great returner, so I knew I had my work cut out for me."

The semifinals are set with Roger facing off against the young Croatian, Borna Coric, on Saturday.

"He's a very steady baseliner, similar to Chung, similar age, the future of tennis," commented Roger.