17 Mar Indian Wells Tennis – BNP Paribas Open Tournament
The Indian Wells tennis tournament is very popular with the players. It’s held in March near Los Angeles, and is actually one of the major pro tennis tournaments.
Tonight, Juan Del Potro looking tired in the desert heat actually persevered and beat Novak Djokovic, a big upset over the world’s number one player. Djokovic ran out of gas. His first serve percentage dropped to below 50% toward the end. Given his conditioning, that was very strange. Maybe he’s got a cold or something.
And Rafa Nadal beat Thomas Berdych in the other semi to set the table for Sunday’s final. The way Rafa is playing you have to think he will beat Delpo. Delpo had a blistered foot and still won with his typical hard shots. His forehand is booming. Very impressive win, but that injury could be the difference tomorrow.
Djokovic had won 22 straight matches before losing to Del Po.
How about this moment below. What do you think Djokovic is saying to himself right now? — “I’m going to lose, or, I’m going to make Del Po run back and forth until he dies.“