Roger Federer demolishes Rafael Nadal at Indian Wells

In the small hours of Thursday morning, Roger Federer demonstrated that his Australian Open Triumph not a one-off – and that Rafael Nadal’s 13-year hoodoo over him is unequivocally at an end.

In a quite breathtaking performance in Indian Wells, Federer dismantled Nadal – formerly his great nemesis – with casual assurance to move into the quarter-finals. He won 6-2, 6-3 in 68 minutes, a scoreline that barely did justice to the level of his dominance.

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