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."