Result: Rafael Nadal routs Roger Federer at Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal defeats Roger Federer at Indian Wells to reach the last four of the BNP Paribas Open.

Rafael Nadal has produced a devastating display to defeat Roger Federer and reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.

The Spaniard looked back to his best in recording a 6-4 6-2 victory over his long-time rival, who appeared to be hampered by his troublesome back.

He drew first blood on Federer's serve to take a 4-3 lead in the first, before closing it out for a one-set lead.

The world number five immediately broke the Swiss number one in the second and went on to secure the double break at 3-0.

Federer got one of the breaks back, but surrendered once again as Nadal took a 5-2 lead, which meant that he served for the match.

The 26-year-old made light work of closing out the victory to set up a clash with Tomas Berdych in the last four at Indian Wells.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060