Nadal comes into the match with some injury concerns, as he appeared to tweak his knee during his quarterfinal win over Karen Khachanov on Friday.
Nadal remains without a title since Toronto in August previous year and a win over Federer since the Australian Open in 2017 but with a four-week break he will re-emerge for the clay-court season in Monte Carlo before yet another French Open at Roland Garros.
Nadal stands in the way of Federer's pursuit of a record sixth title at Indian Wells.
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Their rivalry stretches back 15 years, and Federer couldn't help wondering how many more chances they might have. "With all this stuff, I still where I am today", he said.
Nadal's withdraw was a disappointment for sure, but to spend too much time focusing on the past would be disrespectful of what's to come Sunday.
He couldn't convert his only break point against Raonic in the second, and Raonic managed to seize the tiebreaker aided by a favorable netcord bounce for a 5-3 lead. "It's not every day you get to play a quarter-final in Indian Wells, so I just tried to be focused and give my best". Speaking to SRF, the 17-time Grand Slam victor added: "Roger is a person you can talk to, inside the court I admire him".
"It was an unbelievable day", said Thiem, who will be playing in his third Masters 1,000 final.
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"When Rafa is healthy, especially in a place like here in Indian Wells where he feels comfortable, he's clearly very tough to play", Federer said.
Knee problems have dogged Nadal for years, and they cut short his 2018 season after the U.S. Open in September.
"Still tough because I felt more or less OK during this beginning of the season in terms of my knee", he said.
"My goal is to play on all the surfaces", he said.
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