ATP Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal downs Filip Krajinovic to reach quarters

The world no. 2 and three-time Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal is through to the quarter-final in the desert for the first time since 2016, defeating a qualifier Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 26 minutes. This was the tenth win of the season for the ...

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