Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
March 27, Monday 2017 2:20 AM       

       HEADLINES: Firework mishap in Kollam again; three injured                                              Jisha case: Serious lapses on side of police, says report                                              Kerala driver attacked in Australia                                              A K Saseendran resigns from Pinarayi Govt over lewd talk                                              My resignation not acceptance of guilt: Saseendran                                              12 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy                                              Will break limbs of those who kill cows: BJP MLA                                              Two nurses suspended                                              India doesn't impose its views on anyone: PM                                              Senior Al-Qaeda leader behind 2009 attack on Lankan cricket team killed                                              One killed, 13 injured in US nightclub shooting                                              Modi among Time magazine probable for most influential people                                              5 terrorists killed, 16 arrested in army raids in Egypt                                              India finishes 248/6 on Day 2                                              FIFA praises infrastructure at IG Stadium                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: India suffer Kohli injury scare in Ranchi Test  
       Federer beats Nadal, Djokovic loses at Indian Wells
 
         Posted on :18:52:21 Mar 16, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:18:52:21 Mar 16, 2017
         Tags: Federer beats Nadal, Djokovic, Indian Wells
 
INDIA WELLS: Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2 6-3 at the BNP Paribas Open in a fourth-round match that saw the longtime rivals meeting much earlier in a tournament than usual.
 
Federer broke Nadal four times in advancing to the quarterfinals in just over an hour.
Although Nadal owns a 23-13 lead in their series, Federer has won the past three in a row, including an epic comeback in the Australian Open final two months ago.
 
Federer broke Nadal to open the match in front of a packed Stadium 1 crowd. Federer faced just one break point on his serve in the match, but he recovered with a big serve and two winning backhands to go up 2-0 in the first set.
 
"The main thing he take the break in the first game, and I had break point in the next game and come back and he had a good serve," Nadal said. "When Roger has the advantage, his serve is so good, he has a lot of confidence with his serve, he's able to play much more relaxed."
 
Nadal wasn't too shabby either, serving three love games. But Federer's shotmaking was superb, frequently kissing the lines off both sides.
 
The four-time Indian Wells winner was crafty, too. Leading 5-1, Federer moved in quickly on Nadal's second serve, surprising the Spaniard, whose forehand sailed long.
 
Federer's drop shots were well-timed and even when a scrambling Nadal got to them in time, Federer answered with one of his 26 winners.
 
The two superstars hadn't played each other before the quarterfinals of an event since 2004 when they met in the third round at Miami. Wednesday's match was just the fifth time they weren't opposing each other in a final.
 
Another one of tennis' Big Four went down, too. Novak Djokovic's 19-match winning streak at the desert tournament ended in a 6-4 7-6 (3) loss to Nick Kyrgios.
 
Djokovic joined Nadal and top-ranked Andy Murray, who was upset in the second round.
 
Djokovic, Federer and Nadal were all in the same quarter of the draw, ensuring the tournament would lose some of its biggest names before the second weekend.
 
Kyrgios beat Djokovic for the second time in two weeks, having earned a straight-set victory over the world's No. 2 player at Acapulco on March 2.
 
"Conditions like today where the ball travels through the air very fast and it bounces very high, it's a gamble," Djokovic said. "On his first serves, to try to anticipate and read his serve, where he's going to go 140 miles per hour down the T and also pretty good angle wide, it's hard to position yourself well."
 
Djokovic was bidding for a fourth consecutive title at Indian Wells, having won a total of five in his career. But he unraveled with 25 unforced errors, including a forehand service return on Kyrgios' second match point.
 
"The run was amazing," Djokovic said. "It had to end at some stage. Unfortunately, it was today."
 
Kyrgios advanced to the quarterfinals, where he will face Federer. The 15th-seeded Australian hit 14 aces, with his fastest serve clocking 141 mph, and won 86 percent of his first serve points.
 
Also joining Kyrgios in the quarterfinals were No. 4 seed Kei Nishikori, who defeated Donald Young 6-2 6-4; 17th-seeded Jack Sock, a 4-6 7-6 (1) 7-5 winner over Malek Jaziri; No. 21 Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat qualifier Dusan Lajovic; and No. 27 Pablo Cuevas, who outlasted 11th-seeded David Goffin 6-3 3-6 6-3.
 
On the women's side, No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova beat 19th-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3 6-2 to reach the semifinals. 
A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: India suffer Kohli injury scare in Ranchi Test
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
FIFA praises infrastructure at IG Stadium  
India finishes 248/6 on Day 2  
Debutant Kuldeep takes 4, Australia all-out for 300 on Day 1  
FIFA lauds Navi Mumbai venue, says this should be benchmark  
Kohli ruled out, Rahane becomes India's 33rd Test captain  
Hamilton on pole for Australian GP with record lap  
Manohar defers decision to step down as ICC chairman  
Waugh says pressure on India, urges Australia to retain XI  
Ajinkya is more chilled out than Virat: Smith  
Kohli skips batting at nets, no Shami for 4th Test  
Sad that focus has shifted from game: Pujara on Trump comment  
Virat Kohli is a great leader, says Gilchrist  
We are going through tough times: Pakistan's new captain  
Fear of series-defeat behind India's verbal attacks: Starc  
India to test waters against Cambodia  
It will turn around, I will score runs: Warner  
Jadeja grabs top spot in bowling, Pujara 2nd in batting list  
Afghan IPL debutant Rashid Khan wants to pick Yuvraj's brains  
India denied by Aussie grit, third Test ends in draw  
Kohli alleges disrespect to India physio; Smith rubbishes it  
Pujara double, Saha ton put India in complete command  
Dhoni wins hearts but Bengal win Hazare semi-final  
Maharaj sets 'impossible' win for South Africa  
India reach 120/1 after Smith takes Australia to 451  
Kohli is on a different planet, says Flintoff  
 
Do you support the choice of Yogi as UP chief minister?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy