Hot Shot: What a winner from Rafael Nadal in his Indian Wells SF against Novak Djokovic [VIDEO]

Despite the loss, there was plenty of Rafael Nadal magic during his semifinal defeat to Novak Djokovic in Indian Wells.

Video: BNP Paribas Open


  1. I also was impressed by Rafa’s performance. Sports especially professional topsports can be very harsh and unpredictable. Rafa was the one who used to beat Novak every other game. I don’t for a second believe Rafa is fading. No one how ever good can keep winning all the time. Novak is no excetion to this. Besides, what ever more lies ahead for him, he won’t be able to rewrite history. Check it out, at what age did Rafa win his maiden major and Novak respectively? Moreover Novak has never wun the hearts and minds of the people worldwide like Rafa and Roger has done throughout! These two have been and still are tennis greatest goowill embassoders. And Novak is aware of this! So even when Rafa is losing matches these days, he does so graciously. Just look at him entering the court, what a figure, what a character! Rafa dwars Novak wnichever way you look at it. Let’s face it:Tennis can’t do without the the likes of Rafa and Roger.So let’s- Novak included- hope and pray these true legends of the game can stick around for many more years to come! Vamos Nadalisimo!

  2. Increible torneo jugaste como siempre increible, tu pudiste haber ganado pero en la proxima estoy segura que tu seras el que gane, Vamos Rafa.y si consiguieras un nuevo coah acabarias con todos, empezar a darle a la bola plano

  3. Vamos Rafa, you played a great tournament. Your match against Nishikori was as the Rafa of 3 or 4 years ago played. Your first set against Djokovic was great and clearly it was your set to win. Keep on believing in yourself Rafa you MUST because I know you will do it if you do. I still believe you will bite the French Open trophy this year I hope that you believe too. God bless you Rafa, Love, Marylynn

  4. I blame the damn Loony Prophet and his impotent Goddesses, couldn’t help Rafa win LMFAO

    • It’s alright Rafa Fans if he was beaten by Novak in Indian Wells… just keep believin that Rafa will soon come back and R O A R!!!! again…. The fact that Rafa is taking all his efforts, then i’m happy. Hot shots during their match in Indian Wells is a good sign that he can still do his best. Vamos Rafa!

  5. Again, Francisco Roig helped Nadal to return like what he did in 2013. Of course it can’t be exactly like what happened in 2013 but still it is acceptable.
    With Francisco, Rafa is more confident, his shots land deep enough and still be able to cause trouble to Djokovic- the current world number 1.

    Please uncle Toni! Let Rafa go! Francisco Roig or another professional would only be good for Rafa. It’s now or never!!!

  6. Win or loose, always with Rafa ❤️
    Think this was a close match, your’re improving Rafa – nearly there, just keep going on 🎾💪😊
    VAMOS sweetheart Rafa 😍😘

  7. Rafa had a great tournament this week and I love uncle Toni ,but he wasn’t with Rafa this week and he played with more confidence , another member to their team would certainly help.Novak played not so good without Boris that said I don’t quite believe Novak’s performance he acts like he’s struggling but still manages to win . I think he’s playing a game to make the other players think he ‘s not at his best so he can terminate them at the French Open.Don’t like either players in the final but COME ON RANOIC

  8. Lot of positives, great first set that he should have won . Disappointing that he was broken twice in the second . Rafael was disappointed and that too is positive . Still, small margins make the difference and ND had that element. . No luck either and in sport that counts. Overall a very impressive week . Now to build on that,stay confident and positive .

  9. Rafa is just toying with Novak. I told you that Rafa should stick to Uncle Toni and results are coming.

  10. Rafa played amazing tennis in this tournament so happy Rafa got to the semis and road to more success keep working hard stay positive and you will reach to the top soon. I enjoyed every bit of your game was exciting and a joy to look at

  11. You are on the brink of a breakthrough. You are making it harder and harder for them to beat you. Keep up the great work and keep that fighting spirit alive.

  12. Sorry for your loss Rafa but your fans still love you and wish you all the best for the next tournament
    Next time one step further

  13. Your fans love Rafa.good luck for the next tournament.vamossssssssssssssssss Rafa you can do it.🎾🎾🎾❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🎾🎾🎾❤️❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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