Saturday, March 17, 2012

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal: | Indian Wells Semi Final Saturday Night

Much to the delight and excitement of the tennis lovers, fans and players, the two tennis giants Rafeal Nadal and Roger Federer are head to head Saturday night in the second semi final of the night. The first semi final is being played between the defending champion Djokovic and 12th seeded american Inser tonight at 18:00 GMT.

Federer vs Nadal: The exciting semi final Saturday night
As for the semi final at the Indian Wells, California USA between Nadal and Federer, this is going to be something many wanted to happen - and it is here tonight.

Federer, the former world No. 1 easily overpowered 9th seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-3 6-2 on Friday to become the first man to win 250 matches in Masters 1000 level tournaments. Incidently, both Federer and Potro were seeking their  20th victories of the year 2012. ANd the luck played in the favour of 16-time grand slam champion who won for the fourth time in 2012 against the man who beat him in the 2009 U.S. Open final. Although, Federer has been suffering from cold during the tournament, he overcame it and di not allow it to cast any shadow on his match against Potro.

On the other hand, Rafael Nadal had a rather difficult time with David Nalbandian, who clinched the second set from Nadal before finally losing to him the third set. nadal won 4-6 7-5 6-4 at the Indian Wells Masters on Friday. This win brings him face to face with Federer in the semi final of the Indian Wells tonight. This will be a rematch of Nadal and Federer's Australian Open semi-final.

Weather forecast for the Saturday night is not much favourable as rain and wind is in the forecast, beating the sun and rather warm temperatures that have prevailed during the two-week tournament.

Federer and Nadal have met 27 times with Nadal having won 18, including four of the last five. Federer on the other hand has improved to 37-2 with five titles since the U.S. Open. His other loss came in Davis Cup against American John Isner, who advanced to the other semifinal against top-ranked Novak Djokovic.

As for the Indian Wells, federer has won the title thrice while Nadal has won it twice. So quite naturally Nadal will be vying for a third time win, if he makes it to the final - but it is something Federer wouldn't want tonight and will try his best to shatter Nadal's dream of the third crown. Rather Federer himself would want to win the title fourth time, if he sails to the final. But would Nadal allow that?

We keep our fingers crossed and watch this exciting match tonight and I think the whole world be focusing on to semi final between Federer and Nadal rather than Djokovic and Inser.

The semi final between Federer and Nadal commences 19:30 GMT Saturday.