There are so many things that can be said about Roger Federer' s illustrious career, but some of them really stand out. His love for the game is something on an unprecedented scale. Having a professional career stretching over more than 15 years, his DNA seems to completely merge with the concept of tennis. A complete athlete who never stopped pushing himself over the edge, he became a self-mechanism of modern sports. At 2017 Indian Wells, Federer, who is racing to the 36 year age milestone, seems to invalidate any pre-existing rule.

Nadal was conquered again

The 4th round stage saw Roger Federer playing against Nadal in their first clash since the stunner of the Australian Open.These early stages blockbusters could be a perpetual occurence of this season.

Having a moral ascendant after Melbourne, Federer took the tennis court for his own use. Despite a solid defensive game from the Spaniard, Federer was in control. Nadal went on to lose the opening game on his own serve, handing an advantage to Federer. The opening act was dominated by the Swiss star, who broke twice on Nadal's serve. The final score was 6-2, and Federer walked into the 2nd rubber with a solid set under his belt. As in Melbourne, he rushed his opponent by playing with a visible level of aggressiveness. Again, his once-defensive-backhand was a brilliant mean to attack Nadal's defence. The 2nd act was a replay of the first one, with Roger Federer in charge. Two breaks of Nadal's serve were enough to ensure a comfortable run until the final bell rang.

Federer vs Kyrgios

In the quarterfinals, Federer, 4 time champion at Indian Wells, will have to fight against Nick Kyrgios, the young Aussie star who seems to have found a way to channel all those negative comments around him. Kyrgios hammered Novak Djokovic, winning in straight sets 6-4 7-6. It's the 2nd win in a row against Djokovic after the most recent one ( at their first meeting on the ATP World Tour) in Acapulco.

Kyrgios won the only meeting with Federer back in 2015, on clay at Madrid. It was a very tight match, will all 3 sets being decided on a tie-break.

With Djokovic and Murray off of the board, for Federer, a light is emerging on the horizon. He has a decent shot to add another Masters 1000 title to his showcase.

He clinched the last one back in 2015 in Cincinnati after straight sets win over Djokovic in the final. His last success at Indian Wells goes back in 2012 when he ousted Nadal in the final act.

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