Two-times doubles Indian Wells champion Rafael Nadal and his Australian partner Bernard Tomic were beaten 3-6, 7-6(4), 11-9 by Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in an hour and 32 minutes.
Rafa will turn his attention to the singles, where he is No 5 seed and plays fellow Spanish lefty Fernando Verdasco in the third round on Tuesday. They will meet in the third round of Indian Wells for the second year in a row.
Date: March 14, 2017
Match time: Around 12.30 PM local time / 3.30 PM EST – New York, Montreal / 7.30 PM GMT – United Kingdom / 8.30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Wednesday 6.30 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa leads their head-to-head 15-3, but Fernando has won three of the last five meetings, beating our champ on clay in Madrid in 2012, at the Miami Masters in 2015 and at the Australian Open in 2016. Fernando opened his Indian Wells Masters campaign with a 7-6(5), 6-1 victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Here are the matches Rafa and Fer have played against each other:
|QUALIFYING, CHALLENGER AND FUTURES MATCHES|
|Indoor Carpet||QF||Rafael Nadal||
GOOD LUCK & VAMOS RAFA!
Source: ATP World Tour