March 15, 2017 -- Indian Wells, California

Roger needed just 68 minutes to dispose of long time rival today, Rafael Nadal, in the round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. 

Facing just one break point on his serve, the Swiss star played bold tennis and was rewarded with a 6-2, 6-3 victory as the sun set in the California desert. Roger has now beaten Rafa in their past 3 match ups. A four-time Indian Wells Champion, Roger was just too good today and came out on top with 26 winners against the Spanish player. 

Roger will face Nick Kyrgios, who defeated Novak Djokovic today, in the Quarterfinals.