18 Mar Rafa’s Back?! Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open
Wow, after Juan Martin Del Potro’s consecutive wins over Andy Murray and Novvak Djokovic you’d think his next win would be for the title at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open. Well Rafa got in the way.
It was Rafa Nadal’s 600th career win and a tremendous accomplishment for a guy plagued with knee problems. Nadal continued to make superb shots including his typical hard topspins which Delpo only occassional came in to take on the rise. Delpo played well but Nadal was just too much today. He won the opening set but Nadal’s tenacity was too much. Some of the rallies were lengthy and you got the impression the big Argentinian couldn’t take the gruelling running game that Nadal put him through.
Juan Marting Del Potro dejected after loss in the final
Celebration at Indian Wells for Rafael Nadal