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Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal BNP Paribas Indian Wells Live Score Match Updates 2017

Roger Federer wins 6-2, 6-3
Updated: 16 March 2017 07:04 IST - Published: 16 March 2017 05:33 IST
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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 6-,2 6-3.
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Is it backhand winner day?? Roger Federer finishes that off in style - 6-2, 6-3 and will play Nick Kyrgios in the quarter-finals! 
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Leading 30-15 here, Federer has a lucky net cord escape  and what looks like a great return from Rafa is not one. It finds the net, and it's match point for Federer.
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Game Federer! 
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Much easier service hold this time for Nadal and he's staying put on his own serve far more in the second set. Trying to pick apart holes in Federer's game would be ideal, but the Swiss is flawless right now - and if anyone knows that, it's the icon on the other side of the net.
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Blink and you miss it! 4-2 to Federer with a couple of speedy backhand-forehand combinations; he's playing some big shots but hasn't come to the net as much as he otherwise does.
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This has appeared to be a problem for Nadal today...he tries flattening out that forehand and yet again, sends it just long. We're at deuce now and it's on again. 
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What was almost a chance for a double break for Federer is now quickly looking like a service game for Rafa.
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Nadal comes back with a passing shot at the net to deal with Federer's change of pace - and he succeeds! 
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He can't do much for now than wait for Federer to make a mistake, or drop the ball.
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Nadal will want to find a break back, and fast. 
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We're 10 minutes into the second set, Federer leads 2-1 and he's up a break and a set. A forehand winner that's deftly touched finishes it off.
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After service holds, it's break point yet again in the second.. Federer really is running away with this one. 
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Nadal opens serve in the second set and takes it, quickly. But one would like to think he'll mount a big battle after that one-sided first set. 
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6 backhand winners for Roger Federer in the first set - looks like the former No. 1 is still in Australian Open mode. 
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Effortless - or so he makes it look! Roger Federer sends it down the line and follows up with a lovely shot at the net - and that's game and first set Federer. 
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Federer comes to the net to put some pressure on Nadal, and it works immediately. Nadal sends it out both wide and long, but manages to settle down after losing that point. 

2-5 now though, and Federer to serve for the set.
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Sublime stuff from Roger Federer here today. His backhand is in brilliant nick, and his footwork across the baseline has been faultless (excuse the pun!). He appears to be getting faster over the years somehow! 
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And it's a DOUBLE BREAK! Federer wants to finish this off quickly, it looks like. A perfectly placed forehand finishes the job and the Swiss leads 4-1 in the first.
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This is mesmerising tennis from Federer. The backhand which was key to his success in Australia, is showing its effectiveness here too. He earns another break point.
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The four-time champion Federer can do no wrong! Serving brilliantly and moving beautifully, he takes a 3-1 lead.
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A fired-up Rafa is now trying to engage Federer in long rallies.
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What a rally. There's a reason these two are in such close contention for that GOAT title.
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Rafa finally looks to have settled down. A much more comfortable service game it is for the three-time champion who holds to love. Federer leads 2-1.
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AND HE holds! Down the line, easy as you like, and Federer has raced off to a 2-0 lead.