Everything was going smooth for Filip Krajinovic in Indian Wells 2019 until fast and furious Rafael Nadal came by 6-3, 6-4 in BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The World No. 2 has finally reached the quarter finals of ATP Indian Wells for the first time in three years. Though Nadal was not fully-satisfied with his performance in the match and said, “I probably played a little bit worse today than yesterday. Maybe because of the conditions, [it was] windier out there today. But in general terms [it’s] been a positive victory again. Happy the way I played”. In the second set of the game Krajinovic who ranked number 113 in the world did his best to stay with Nadal but the Spain icon broke his serve early and put an end to his potential comeback. The 32-year-old Spain-born has won 17 Grand Slam titles as well as bagged 33 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles.

Nadal will next face 12th seeded Russian Karen Khachanov who defeated big serving eighth seed American John Isner by 6-4, 7-6 (7-1). Isner fought back in the second set after Karen took the helm in first one but neither player was able to take their chances. The match was decided with a tie-breaker in which the Russian dominated 7-1. If Nadal won his next match of Indian Wells 2019 then he would get a chance to perform against Swiss superstar and five-time Indian Wells title winner Roger Federer in the semifinals. The ace tennis player who recently created the history by winning a 100th ATP title in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2019 played against Britain’s Kyle Edmund later in the event. Federer defeated 23rd seed Kyle Edmund by 6-1, 6-4.