Rafael Nadal blasts past a bewildered Diego Schwartzman at Indian Wells

Rafael Nadal in action

Rafael Nadal was in efficient mood as he absolutely demolished Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-1 to reach the Indian Wells fourth round.

The Spaniard, who has not won the competition since 2013, needed just 75 minutes to secure the victory in a brutal display of aggressive tennis.

“I did a lot of things well. I started the match very well,” Nadal told the ATP.

“My serve worked very well, especially in the first set.

“But during the second, I was doing things well anyway, so just happy having a match that I suffered in the past against Diego.

“We know each other well, so it’s a positive victory for me.”

“[There] arrived a moment that I think I was playing too aggressive.

“So then I stopped a little bit the game, changing the rhythm of the point more times, and I think that worked well for me.

“[I’m] happy by the way that I played. I did a lot of things well.”

“Today I played very well, and took my chances. I was solid with my serve, and I did a lot of things well, I think.

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