The longest running Open Era rivalry will witness another chapter unfold, as Rafa Nadal takes on rival and friend Novak Djokovic in the blockbuster semi-final at Indian Wells. The world number one Djokovic will face the fourth seed Nadal, in their 48th career meeting, with the former leading 24-23. Nadal will enter the court knowing that he has fell miserably short to Novak in their recent encounters, losing last five matches and that too without giving any troubles to the Serb. The match has already been termed as the ‘Winner-takes-it-all’, a virtual finale.
The other semi features two of the most promising young talents on the circuit. The Belgian David Goffin, will take on the towering Canadian Milos Raonic in his first ever ATP semi final. Raonic is having a dream 2016 so far, having rushed to a 13-1 record so far and is yet to lose a set this week. David Goffin on the other hand, has a bumpy week, surviving on several occasion, saving 33 of 45 break point en route. It might just turn out to be a more balanced match than the Djodal 48.