PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Alexander Zverev to book Indian Wells quarter-final place

Rafael Nadal booked a spot in the quarters in Indian Wells with a 6-7(8), 6-0, 7-5 victory over Alexander Zverev.

Rafa was on the brink of defeat as Zverev served at 5-4, 40/30 in the decider. But the teenager netted a forehand volley on match point and from there, Rafa took control. Our champ won 15 of the final 16 points to claim the dramatic victory.

Rafa improved to 11-4 on the season, and 47-8 lifetime at Indian Wells with the win.

Source: BNP Paribas Open

38 comments

  1. Well done Rafa, you are fighting well,
    with great passion and determination,
    Love,

    Alaine XXSydney Australia

  2. Congrats on a great win-keep fighting. What a great feeling to get that W! Hundreds of fans watched Rafael practice, and were rewarded with 3 wins.
    The fire and passion burn brightly-respect to a true tennis warrior and ambassador👍💪👍💪👍💪👍💪👍💪👍💪👍💪👍💪👑

  3. no doubt that the Loony Prophet prayed very, very hard for Rafa to win this, and we all owe it to the Loony Prophet that we can celebrate Rafa’s win today O_O LMAO

  4. remeber rafa your shot selection should be such that at times it should confuse ur opponent but also it should make ur opponent run from one direction to other also u need to position urself such that u will able to bisect the court after every shot………
    vamos rafa

  5. alex…able to serve his 2nd serve at a pretty much same pace as that of first, so when it come good as it was happening for some times against rafa nothing more a opponent cant do in a match

    though i have not seen alex play much but he lacks a flashing weapon in his armory like a sloid forehand or a backhand .. he is a pretty much a player of andy murray caliber

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