South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson exited the Indian Wells Masters after a straight sets defeat to French veteran Gael Monfils on Tuesday.
Monfils, the 14th seed in the Californian desert, won the third round encounter 7-5, 6-2 to set up a clash with third seed Alexander Zverev, who beat Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 (7/4).
Monfils hit 24 winners compared to Anderson's 20 and broke the tall South African's serve four times.
Anderson also made too many unforced errors - 30 compared to Monfils' 21 - to go down in one hour and 39 minutes.
Taylor Fritz (USA x31) bt Matteo Berrettini (ITA x5) 6-4, 6-3
Jannik Sinner (ITA x10) bt John Isner (USA x20) retired
Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO x29) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2
Karen Khachanov (RUS x24) bt Pablo Carreño-Busta (ESP x12) 6-0, 6-4
Alexander Zverev (GER x3) bt Andy Murray (SCO) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)
Gael Monfils (FRA x14) bt Kevin Anderson (RSA) 7-5, 6-2
Alex De Minaur (AUS x22) bt Christian Garín (CHI x13) 6-4, 6-2
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x2) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x25) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Jessica Pegula (USA x19) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 6-1, 6-1
Jelena Ostapenko (LAT x24) bt Iga Swiatek (POL x2) 6-4, 6-3
Shelby Rogers (USA) bt Leylah Fernandez (CAN x23) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7/4)
Anett Kontaveit (EST x18) bt Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 6-0, 6-2
Paula Badosa (ESP x21) bt Barbora Krejcíková (CZE x3) 6-1, 7-5
Angelique Kerber (GER x10) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-4, 6-1
Victoria Azarenka (BLR x27) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-3, 6-4
Ons Jabeur (TUN x12) bt Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) 6-2, 6-2
On Monday, South Africa's other singles contestant, Lloyd Harris, also bowed out in the third round after letting slip a one-set advantage against Norway's Casper Ruud.
Ruud, the sixth seed and world No 10, rallied to beat Harris 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-4.
Harris, the 26th seed and world No 31, had ample opportunities in the match but couldn't convert on any of the eight break point chances he had.