Tennisreporters Insider, March 14: Rafa rips through Roger again

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Rafa is now 19-10 vs Roger and running away with their rivalry

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS – The rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is without question the most popular one in tennis, but in front of a packed house at Indian Wells on a steamy Thursday, they contested one of their most mundane matches ever.

Nadal won the contest 6-4, 6-2 and was never seriously threatened as Federer

Wimbledon: Not a great day for the legends


Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova will contest the only predictable women’s quarterfinal on Tuesday, while the rest of the match-ups were exactly what were anticipated when the draw came out.

There are no entrants amongst the final eight who are true shockers, but an old rivalry, vintage match up between Maria Sharapova and Kim Clijsters did not come to past when they were overpowered by two good young Germans: Sabine Lisicki served the lights out and got revenge of Sharapova for two previous Slam losses in a 6-4 6-3 victory; and Angelique Kerber roared past 6-1 6-1 in the Belgian’s final match at Wimbledon

Sharapova was not advantageous on the day, didn