Result: Roger Federer blitzes past Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells

Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Leonardo Mayer of Argentina during their 2015 US Open Men's Singles round 1 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center September 1, 2015
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Roger Federer claims an emphatic 6-2 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open and sets up an Indian Wells quarter-final with Nick Kyrgios.

Roger Federer has reached the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open after recording an emphatic 6-2 6-3 win over Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells on Wednesday.

In the pair's 36th meeting, their first before the quarter-finals of a tournament for 13 years, the Swiss star notched his 13th victory and third in a row over his Spanish rival.

The tone was set in the opening game where Federer struck two backhand winners to take Nadal's serve, and a second break soon after wrapped up the set in just 36 minutes.

With Nadal serving to stay in the match at 3-5 in the second set, a fortunate net-cord went the way of his opponent handing Federer two match points, and just one was ultimately needed to see the match out.

Federer's reward for the victory is a last-eight meeting with Australian Nick Kyrgios, who stunned Novak Djokovic with a straight-sets win earlier in the day.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray12,005
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850