Our champion Rafael Nadal has been knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in the third round. Rafa lost to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) in two hours and 19 minutes.
“Since I started the competition here I didn’t find the right feelings,” said Rafa. “It’s true that I played against two opponents that probably didn’t help me to get the rhythm in the tournament. But that’s it. I was there. I saved tough situation the first day. Today I was close to save another one. But at the end, when you are on the limit, this thing happen. You can lose. I lost today. Congratulate him. He played I think better than me. That’s it. Life continues. Gonna keep working hard to try to be ready for Miami.”
The Sony Open Tennis in Miami should be Rafa’s next tournament. The premier mandatory event will begin on March 18. Always with Rafa! VAMOS!
Source: ATP World Tour