Rafa Nadal qualified for the semifinals in Indian Wells, first Masters 1000 of the season, to overcoming clearly to the Swiss Roger Federer 6-4, 6-2, in one hour and 24 minutes. The Spanish will be measured in the next round to Tomas BERDYCH.
The last time Nadal and Federer has had measured was in California a year ago, when the Swiss took the victory in the semi-finals 6-3, 6-4. However, this time around was different.
Federer had more than once to break and finally reached the desired “break” for the Swiss, who began to trim the downside (3-2).
Nadal stood his ground and continued harassment and toppled the four-time winner in the Californian desert.
Reached the decisive moment, Nadal – who was in for 7 months, injury – took the game clearly and put his signature to a result that represents a huge shot to its goal to elevate to the top of world tennis.