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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells semi-final against Roger Federer

17 March, 2019, 09:16 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Rafael Nadal 'I cannot guarantee you I will face Roger Federer'

It's the maiden Masters 1000 final for the new generation tennis player, Dominic Thiem and the skyscraper Canadian slammed 17 aces on Thiem's court, but however, Dominic Thiem led by a break of serve in the deciding set of the semifinals at the Indian Wells 2019.

"I'm actually shaking right now", Andreescu told reporters.

Rafael Nadal after withdrawing from a clash with Roger Federer.

"It's a big letdown", said Federer, who came on court in khaki shorts and a gray cardigan to address fans. "I'm excited to be in the finals but not this way".

The knee had begun to bother Nadal in the second set of his 7-6 (2) 7-6 (2) victory over Karen Khachanov in the quarter-finals on Friday. It was obvious that Nadal's movement was hampered.

Nadal remains without a title since Toronto in August previous year and a win over Federer since the Australian Open in 2017 but with a four-week break he will re-emerge for the clay-court season in Monte Carlo before yet another French Open at Roland Garros.

"It is not about only today", Nadal said in an emotional press conference after announcing his decision.

"I know how it is and I know what I have to do".

Their rivalry stretches back 15 years, and Federer couldn't help wondering how many more chances they might have.

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Nadal trailed 6-5 before Khachanov's forehand error forced the second tiebreaker, which Nadal dominated to close out the match that lasted just over two hours. "His serve is just unreal so even though I played awesome it was so close the first two sets".

"It's not going to be easy", said Thiem, who has split four prior meetings with Federer 2-2.

"It's always something special to play him", he said.

"It was an wonderful day", said Thiem, who will be playing in his third Masters 1,000 final.

He appeared to be on the verge of tears on Saturday as he spoke to the media. Sometimes I feel sad because I'm in a disadvantage to all my opponents.

Then he gathered himself, saying, "It's not the moment to complain much". Nadal didn't drop a set in reaching his fifth Australian Open final, where he lost to Novak Djokovic. He's ranked No. 2 in the world and has a match record of 11-2.

"I felt more or less okay during the beginning of the season in terms of my knee".

"Now is the process that I have to decide what direction we have to take to recover well and to recover as soon as possible".



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