It was a jam-packed stadium, on Sunday noon in Miami, fans gathered from all around the world to witness two grand ambassadors of tennis, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal fighting to claim their stake on Miami Open title. Roger defeated Rafa quite easily with match score 6-3, 6-4.
Post injury Roger Federer made a dream comeback in January 2017 with an Australian Open championship after defeating Rafael Nadal in five-setters to take his tally of grand slams to #18. Now in Indian Wells BNP Paribas Masters Open 2017, he emerged as a champion after defeating his fellow statesmen Stan Wawrinka in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. On record books, he is the oldest player to win Masters 1000 championship at 35 Years and 7 Months. He first played this tournament 17 years back and it has been his 5th Indian wells title.
Pre-quarter finals match of Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2017 between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal finished in just over an hour time. It looked like Federer was in a hurry he finished it off in style without giving any chance to Nadal. He won this match in straight sets with match score 6-2, 6-3.
The stage is set for another epic battle between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2017. They will be contesting against each other in pre-quarter finals of this tournament and would be fighting it hard to make their position in quarterfinals. Currently, Roger is ranked 10th and Nadal is ranked 6th and their head to head record is 12 – 23.