Following both their victories, the two champions now increased their odds to face each other in the semifinals to fill fans with excitement.
The second-seeded Spaniard secured a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbia's world no. 113 Filip Krajinovic to make his first Indian Wells quarterfinal in the last three year, but he was not satisfied with his performance on the court.
"I probably played a little bit worse today than yesterday", Nadal said.
The 22-year-old will next face Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who continued his run of dominant serving without being broken on his way to an impressive 6-4 6-2 win over 10th seeded Croat Marin Cilic.
Raiders Cut A.J. McCarron, Jordy Nelson
Nelson was the Raiders' No. 1 wide receiver at the end of last season, and the team paid him a $3.6 million bonus late in 2018. The only other quarterback employed by the Raiders is Nathan Peterman , who's signed to a reserve/future contract.