Federer and Nadal enter quarters at Indian Wells
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Former champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both entered quarters at the BNP Paribas Open with straightforward fourth-round victories in the California desert on Wednesday.

World No.2 Nadal overpowered Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4, while Federer, seeking a record sixth title in Indian Wells, needed just 64 minutes to get past Britain's Kyle Edmund 6-1, 6-4.

"I was nervous, it's OK to admit," the Swiss said. "I was holding serve quite comfortably all day, Kyle came out and played a great last game."

Roger Federer returns the ball in the first set of a match during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA, March 13, 2019. /VCG Photo

Roger Federer returns the ball in the first set of a match during the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA, March 13, 2019. /VCG Photo

Next up for the 20-time Grand Slam champion will be 22-year-old Pole Hubert Hurkacz.

Nadal, a 17-time Grand Slam winner, next will take on 13th-ranked Russian Karen Khachanov, who beat world number nine John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7/1).

Neither Federer nor Nadal has dropped a set in their three matches at Indian Wells, a tournament Federer has won five times and Nadal three.

(With input from Reuters and AFP)