UPDATED: Rafael Nadal received a walkover to the fourth round in Indian Wells as Leonardo Mayer withdrew before their scheduled match. He will play Ernests Gulbis next on Wednesday.
Mayer withdrew from the third-round match with a back injury. Rafa was taping his fingers before the match when he heard the news.
“I was very scared. First time in my life,” Nadal said. “I finish the earthquake, and I was my legs were like this,” trembling his legs.
Rafa has reached the semi-finals or better the past seven years in Indian Wells and owns a 36-6 career record. The only time he failed to reach the semifinals was in his tournament debut in 2004 (l. to Calleri), he did not play here in 2005.
Date: March 11th, 2013
Start time: ± 1 pm local time (Indian Wells), ± 9 pm CET
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