World No. 1 Rafael Nadal fought back from a set down to beat Radek Stepanek 2-6 6-4 7-5 and move into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. Rafa’s reward is a third round encounter with Alexandr Dolgopolov, whom he defeated two weeks ago in the Rio Open final.
“With my serve I was doing nothing. When that happens, the opponent is able to play more aggressive, play more confident and in the end, eight double faults, I give him an opportunity to win a lot of free points,” Nadal said. “I was a little bit scared for the back. I am not feeling 100 percent confident with my serve. But probably that match is going to help me understand that I can start to serve normal again.”
Source: ATP World Tour