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bluebird and summer3 blogged from Indian Wells.

Mar 22 - Miami Open

Apr 16 - Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

Rafa's last tournament was the BNP Paribas Open, in Indian Wells, California. If you missed any of the action then take a look at the Info, Pics and Videos on our message board.


26th March

Miami Open
Rafa entered only the singles draw in Miami, where he is the fifth seed. He got a bye in the first round and defeated Dudi Sela in the second, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. He will play Philipp Kohlschreiber next, on Sunday, in the fourth day match on Stadium court; the second match (the one before the one before Rafa's) is scheduled to start not before 1 PM local time, 6 PM BST, 7 PM CEST.

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Rafa is in the third quarter; in the bottom half of the draw. The other seeded players left in Rafa's quarter are Philipp KohlschreiberJack Sock, and Milos Raonic.

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BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells 2017
by MAC
Rafa entered both the singles and doubles draws for Indian Wells.

In doubles, Rafa partnered with Bernard Tomic.

They beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Joao Sousa in the first round, 6-4, 7-6(7)

before narrowly losing to the sixth-seeded team of Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in the second, 6-3, 6-7(4), 9-11.


In the round of 64 of the singles Rafa played Guido Pella for the first time and beat him, 6-3, 6-2.


In the round of 32 he beat Fernando Verdasco,6-3, 7-5 .


Rafa lost in the round of 16 to Roger Federer, 2-6, 3-6.

"You need to play your best if you want to have chances to win, and I did not play my best. It's obvious that I have to congratulate him because he played a great match.

"But I have to think from my side, and I think I can do it much better, and I think I gonna do it much better next time."