Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal has moved into the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-1, 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers.
It was similarly easy on the women's side for top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova, who won their matches on Tuesday in about an hour.
No. 2-ranked Nadal has won his last 10 matches against Spaniards, and 22 of his last 23 sets against them. Granollers, who has risen from 50th to 26th in the rankings over the past year, couldn't cover Nadal's speed and touch.