Three-time champion Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic.

World number two Nadal saved the only break point he faced in a match lasting one hour and 26 minutes on a sun-splashed stadium court.

He will face either eighth-seeded American John Isner or 12th-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov for a place in the semi-finals.

Results on Wednesday in the BNP Paribas Open WTA and ATP Masters hardcourt tournament (x-denotes seeded player):

Men

4th rd

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) bt Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 6-4, retired

Rafael Nadal (ESP x2) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB) 6-3, 6-4