Nadal reaches quarters after come back

610

By BBC

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

Rafael Nadal reached the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals in Indian Wells after winning the last five games to beat Alexander Zverev 6-7 6-0 7-5.

Nadal faced a match point but the German missed an easy volley – later admitting: “On match point I sucked.”

Also Read  Rehabilitation work restarts in Kipchoge Keino Stadium

Three-time champion Nadal plays Japan’s Kei Nishikori next and could face Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

Serena Williams beat defending champion Simona Halep 6-4 6-3 to reach the last four in the women’s draw.

Also Read  UCL, Europa league quarter final potential fixtures confirmed

The world number one now plays Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Petra Kvitova 6-2 7-6 and will reclaim the world number two ranking when the new list is released on Monday.

Earlier, Djokovic beat Spain’s Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-3 to set up a quarter-final with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

Also Read  Salah scores twice as Liverpool see off Brighton

In the doubles, Jamie Murray will rise to the top of the world rankings if he wins his quarter-final later on Thursday. Murray and partner Bruno Soares face Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez from 22:00 GMT.

KBC-You-tube-728x90-New-2

Tell Us What You Think