Adding another feather to their iconic rivalry, Rafel Nadal will be up against Roger Federer in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday for the first time since 2017. This meeting will mark their 39th encounter with the duo having a total of 37 major titles between them.

Swiss International, Federer has won 20 grand slams, the most in the history of tennis, while Spain’s Nadal has 17 grand slams to his name. However, it is the latter who boast of a better head-to head record between the duo – Nadal has 23 wins against Federer while the 37-year-old will look to better his 15 wins record.

In the day’s first quarter-final on Friday, Federer quickly seized control of his match against Hubert Hurkacz by breaking the 67th-ranked Pole’s serve in the fifth game, Efe news reported.

That was more than enough of a cushion for the fourth-ranked Swiss, who lost just five points on serve in the first set and did not face any break points.

Federer jumped out in front even earlier in the second set, breaking Hurkacz’s serve in the third game to put himself on the verge of victory.

The Pole, however, then started putting up more resistance on return and even had a pair of chances to get back on serve, but Federer snuffed out those opportunities and then clinched the match 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 13 minutes. (With IANS Inputs) (Read Full Preview Here)

When is Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final?

The Indian Wells 2019 Men’s Semi Final between Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal will take place on March 17, 2019, Sunday.

Where is Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final?

The Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final will be played at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

What time does Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final begin?

The Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final will begin at 12:50 AM IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final?

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final will broadcast on Sony Six, Sony Six HD.

How do I watch online live streaming of Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final?

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Indian Wells Semi-Final live streaming will be available on Sony LIV app.