The two superstars hadn't played each other before the quarterfinals of an event since 2004 when they met in the third round at Miami.
The 21-year-old stunned world number two Novak Djokovic to reach the last eight, becoming the first player to beat the Serbian at the tournament since 2013.
TV Channel: Hub Sports will provide live TV coverage in Singapore. It marked the first time Federer had recorded three consecutive wins over the Spaniard.
Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than usual. The Swiss then took a 4-1 lead before sealing the set and continued to press in the second, keeping Nadal on his heels.
"After a restless night of being sick I have nothing left and to play a great champion like Roger, I need to be at my best to have a chance". "It felt good to back it up again".
Jornada con cielo algo nublado y una máxima de 26 grados
Por su parte, el Centro de Informaciones Meteorológicas de la UNL indica que la máxima sería de 29°. Es que la temperatura tocará los 25 grados pero sin ser un calor pesado, más bien llevadero.
A break in the first game of the match was enough to give Kyrgios the opening set.
In a lengthy statement the Australian tennis star revealed he is struggling with possible food poisoning. An oddity of the rankings had them and Djokovic - with 44 Grand Slam titles among the three of them - all grouped in the same quarter of the draw.
"I'm sorry to the fans that I'm unable to take to the court but I have to put my health first".
Was it something you ate Nick? "His second serve, if you think you're going to have a look at it, you don't, because he goes for it as well".
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