Nadal outlasts fellow Spaniard Alcaraz to advance to final at Indian

Sunday, March 20, 2022
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Rafa Nadal outlasts fellow Spaniarr Alcaraz to advance to the final at the Indian Wells Tennis Championships. The world No. 1 had to hold his serve in the second set as the swirling winds blew sand into his eyes. As a result‚ he had to save five break points while saving two game points. But the Spanish player kept coming back‚ often finding winners in the net. The tenacious winds continued to be an issue throughout the match. In the first set‚ Rafael had to save three break points. But in the second set‚ the wind was stronger and sent debris across the court. In the third set‚ the net had to be readjusted and the match ended in a tiebreaker. While Alcaraz had a good array of shots‚ they often came up empty. In the first set‚ the Spanish champion had five break points and had to dig deep to hold on. The second set was more of a slugfest. In the first game‚ Nadal held serve. In the second‚ he faced 17 break points and eventually won the set. Then‚ Alcaraz faced five break points in the third set and broke Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard served out the next four games without dropping a game. After losing in the Madrid semifinals to Andrey Rublev‚ Rafael was on top. In the Madrid semi-finals‚ the former dominated‚ forcing Nadal to raise his game. He won the match‚ advancing to the final in India. He will face Taylor Fritz‚ a 20-seed. Although he is a wildcard‚ Fritz is a top seed and will try to become the first American man to win an Indian Wells title since Andre Agassi did it in 2001. The last two sets were intense‚ but the third set was the most exciting. The Spaniard's forehand volley won the first set and saved 15 of his 16 break points in the second. The third set was a classic of service and the second-set tiebreaker. Both players held serve at the end of the match. After each of the three sets‚ Nadal served a 95-mph ace to seal the match. The last game was a tight one‚ with both players breaking the other's serves and teasing the crowd. The second set was no less dramatic than the first. While the Spanish player had a strong lead in both sets‚ the wind weakened the first set. In the end‚ the pair had a tense final‚ with the second set being a much tighter affair. Despite the challenging conditions‚ Alcaraz had no chance to serve in the final. The second set was a battle of two players with the wind playing a key role.

nadal outlasts fellow spaniard alcaraz to advance final at indian
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The second set featured three sets with no clear winner‚ with no set deciding a tiebreak. Despite the strong wind‚ the second round was a close match. Nevertheless‚ the first-round match was a tougher match‚ as Nadal outlasted the Spanish to reach the final. The third set was also tougher for both players‚ with Alcaraz requiring five break points in the first game to win it. The first set was a tense affair. The two players traded breaks several times in the second set. But Nadal held his serve‚ forcing Alcaraz to surrender his serve. The two players exchanged a number of break points‚ but Alcaraz held on to his second-set tiebreaker. However‚ the Spaniard held out‚ winning the first set on five break points. In the third set‚ the two players were evenly matched. The first set was a close match‚ and the second was a close match. The second set saw Rafael Nadal break Alcaraz in the second set‚ but it was a tough match for the defending champion. The Spanish No. 1 had the better of the first‚ but Alcaraz's service was better.