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 Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,465
3Switzerland Roger Federer6,545
4Serbia Novak Djokovic6,325
5Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,140
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,075
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,740
9Canada Milos Raonic3,310
10Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,160
11Alexander Zverev3,160
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,805
13France Gael Monfils2,775
14Belgium David Goffin2,605
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,350
17United States Jack Sock2,290
18Lucas Pouille2,255
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,245
20Australia Nick Kyrgios1,940