Classy Federer too good for Nadal, Djokovic run ended
Roger Federer was in scintillating form in a thrashing of Rafael Nadal as Novak Djokovic's winning run at the BNP Paribas Open came to an end.
Federer produced a stunning display to make it three straight wins over Nadal for the first time in his career with a 6-2 6-3 victory at Indian Wells.
Awaiting him in the quarter-finals is Nick Kyrgios, who ended Djokovic's 19-match streak at the event with a straight-sets win.
Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka survived a scare, Kei Nishikori cruised through and Jack Sock also reached the last eight.
FEDERER TAKES CENTRE STAGE
Federer was at his brilliant best in a resounding win over Nadal, who was powerless to stop the Swiss maestro.
Converting four of five break points, four-time champion Federer needed just 68 minutes to crush Nadal and reach the quarter-finals.
Federer owned the baseline, taking control from the outset to push Nadal around at will.
KYRGIOS BEATS DJOKOVIC AGAIN
Kyrgios is enjoying a brilliant year and it continued, securing back-to-back wins over Djokovic with a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) success.
The Australian 15th seed served well, sending down 14 aces, winning 86 per cent of first-serve points and not facing a break point.
Kyrgios holds a 10-3 win-loss record this year, and beat Federer in their only previous meeting.
NISHIKORI, WAWRINKA THROUGH
While the Federer-Kyrgios quarter-final will take centre stage, Nishikori and Wawrinka also advanced.
Nishikori cruised past Donald Young 6-2 6-4 and will meet Sock, who edged Malek Jaziri 4-6 7-6 (7-1) 7-5.
Wawrinka twice came from a break down in the third set before getting past lucky loser Yoshihito Nishioka 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4).
Next up for Wawrinka is Dominic Thiem, who eased past Gael Monfils 6-3 6-2.
Pablo Carreno Busta beat qualifier Dusan Lajovic 6-4 7-6 (7-5) and will meet Pablo Cuevas, who upset David Goffin 6-3 3-6 6-3, in a last-eight clash.