Ahead of the match, Federer said: “I never played him, and so that’s exciting, especially an established player.
“I’ve gotten to know Kyle a little better through Laver Cup in Chicago. He’s a great guy to be around. I had once upon a time an appearance with him in London. I think he’s a really nice guy. Trains hard. He’s got good balance.
“Very similar backhand to Murray in some ways, also, by the technique of it. And the forehand really goes. You know, he’s got some major power there. He can also serve big in the first serve.
“I think he’s a tough player, and I think top 20 for him is just around the corner.”
ROGER FEDERER VS KYLE EDMUND LIVE
Federer 5-1 Edmund*
Brilliant from Federer as he whips a forehand down the line after being on the defence the whole point.
But Edmund finally gets on the board.
*Federer 5-0 Edmund
Clinical from Federer as he holds to love. The Swiss is painting the lines with his serve.
Federer 4-0 Edmund*
Danger signs for Edmund as he goes 0-30 down again. Three break points as Edmund nets a simple volley.
Edmund brings it back to 40-30 with a forehand passing shot. But he nets a backhand to concede a double break.
*Federer 3-0 Edmund
Huge forehand winner from Edmund to move 0-30. And he gets a break point when Federer nets a volley.
Edmund mis-hit, deuce. Edmund gets another break chance as Federer puts a volley into the net.
Edmund goes long with his backhand return, deuce. Federer nets a drop shot for a third break point.
But Federer sees out the danger with a smash. And he eventually comes through with a forehand winner.
Federer 2-0 Edmund*
Two double faults to start the game fro Edmund. And he then puts a tame backhand into the net. Three break points.
Edmund saves the first break point. And then the second when Federer goes wide with a return.
But Federer gets through when Edmund fails to handle a Federer forehand.
*Federer 1-0 Edmund
Federer holds to 15 but a little warning from Edmund as he cracks a forehand return winner.
21:20: Federer won the toss and has elected to serve first.
21:15: Federer and Edmund are on court and in the middle of their warm up.
21:05: It’s all over on Stadium 1 and it’s a thumping 6-0 6-1 win for Andreescu over Muguruza.
20:50: Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Roger Federer’s Indian Wells fourth round clash with Kyle Edmund.
The match will get underway once the match between Garbine Muguruza and Bianca Andreescu finishes.