An old rivalry resumes tonight in the desert

An old rivalry, one of the best ever in tennis will take center stage tonight from the Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA when 2 Roger Federer and 5 Rafael Nadal meet in quarterfinal action.  Both of these players struggled to find their way through to the quarters and both had a bit of an issue with the referee (unusual for both of them).  Fed defeated Wawrinka 6- 3, 6 -7, 7- 5.  Nadal lost the first set to Gulbis 4 – 6, and then rallied to take the next two sets 6 -4, 7 -5.  With all the attention shifting to 1 Djokovic and 3 Murray as Federer “ages” and Nadal struggles with his fragile knees, some might say this is not THE rivalry in tennis any longer.  Perhaps we will find out differently this evening and see that like a fine wine, these two in action against each other just gets better and better with age!  Coverage of this match is at 10:00 pm EST on Tennis Channel.  Earlier, Berdych will take on the surprising Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Other two quarterfinals will feature Murray vs. Del Potro and Djokovic vs. Tsonga.

Beautiful day today in Indian Wells, CA with the Santa Rosa Mountains in the background!

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