Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

The blockbuster Indian Wells Semifinals certainly lived up to everyone’s expectations .

The first match of the semis was between Canadian no. 1 Milos Raonic and the young Belgian David Goffin which went all the way to three sets.  Raonic prevailed in a tight match where he hit 10 aces.  Raonic won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Whereas the second semifinal between World no 1 Novak Djokovic and Spain’s best player Rafa Nadal was nothing short of fireworks. Although, the Serb won in straight sets but the manner and the level  at which the match was played was breathtaking for a set and a half. Djokovic won a tough first set to win 7-6, 6-2.

Let us look at the four things we learnt from the blockbuster semifinals at the hard courts of BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament.


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