Kevin Anderson has crashed out of the BNP Paribas Masters tennis tournament at Indian Wells in California.
Croatian, Borna Coric beat the 7th seeded South African in three sets in the quarter-finals.
Coric will now face top seeded Swiss, Roger Federer, in the semi-final.
Anderson enjoyed a whirlwind start and raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set. Half an hour into the match he
Clinched it 6-2 without breaking much of a sweat.
However, Boric found his feet in the second set and forced the big-serving South African into playing longer rallies.
His strategy worked and the Croatian bagged it 6-4 to level matters at 1 set apiece. The third-set decider went all the way to the tie-break. After Anderson squandered a 4-2 lead, Coric emerged victorious. He beat Anderson for the first time in 4 attempts and advanced to his first Masters semi-final.
Federer, meanwhile, had a tough first set against 23rd seed, Hyeon Chung of South Korea. The Swiss maestro, however, prevailed. Winning the match 7-5, 6-1 to set up a meeting with Coric.
In the women’s draw, 20-year old Daria Kasatkina cruised past 10th seed, Angelique Kerber of Germany. The 20th seeded Russian upset the former world number one 6-love, 6-2 in less than an hour.
Kasatkina, who has already beaten world number 2, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark this week, will now face 8th seeded American, Venus Williams, in the last four.