History benefits Rafael Nadal. The immediate past to Roger Federer. The story belongs to both of them. the Indian Wells semifinal He will join them in a court, although it will depend on the physical development of the Spanish language so that the meeting becomes concrete.
tennis player 32 years old ranks 2nd in the world rankings and comes from leaving the Russian road to Karen Khachanov, one of the big promises in the circuit. It was for a double 7-6 who left their repercussions in the punished physical "Rafa", as is in doubt to contest this meeting.
"I hope he's ready for tomorrow against Federer but I do not know, "he admitted who should have been participated twice of the doctors in their quarter-final duel in the same right knee that makes it abusive from last year.
Previously, he had left the way for Serbian Filip Krajinovic (6-3 and 6-4), Argentine Diego Schwartzman (6-3 and 6-1) and the local Jared Donaldson (6-1 and 6-1) to come until this case.
On the opposite pavement, the Swiss comes with a great cleansing after receiving title 100 of his career in his latest presentation at ATP in Dubai.
In Indian Wells, it has been destroyed so far: it surpassed the quarter for the Polish Hubert Hurkacz with a double 6-4 in just over an hour's action. But he was not the only one who suffered his power: he eliminated the British Kyle Edmund (6-1 and 6-4), to his compatriot Stan Wawrinka (6-3 and 6-4) and the German Peter Gojowczyk (6-1 and 7-5).
In addition, what is really important is that it will once again provide a historic duel for the 39th time in history. Nadal dominates the record with 23 wins about 15 of his rival, but Roger won him last five duels and four of them were end. In addition, it has overwhelming clashes with each other since 2015.
"I don't think it really matters. You cannot copy and paste what was previously done. Much time has passed. I have seen him very well in this tournament. Even at a higher level than in Australia. When he is healthy and in a tournament like this he is a very difficult player to face, "he told a press conference that took place hours before Nadal triumphed with physical difficulties against Khachanov.
This duel, which will serve to return to see them, meets more than a year of its last match in Master 1000 in Shanghai in 2017, will be fundamental to both expectations recreate the number 1 of the world given that Novak Djokovic lost too early. Nadal, 2 of the planet, is 2590 points from Serbian and Federer to more than 6000 points.
The second semifinal in Indian Wells will be starred in the first round by Dominic Thiem and Milos Raonic.
time: not before noon 16.30 (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay) / 14.30 (Ecuador and Peru) / 13.30 (Mexico) / 20.30 (Spain)
televisación: ESPN 2