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Miami – Nadal vs Murray

UPDATE: Rafael Nadal pulled out prior to the match, due to his knee injury, allowing Andy Murray to progress to the Miami final.

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Miami – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Rafael Nadal vs Andy Murray, Friday second match, probably after 4pm (8pm GMT)

Option 1 – Miami – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Miami – Live TV – English

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Miami – Nadal vs Tsonga

UPDATE: Nadal will play Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in the Sony Ericsson quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal has found Jo-Wilfred Tsonga to be a tough opponent in the past, and has lost to him three times from the nine times they have previously met. That includes two of their last three encounters.

Rafa is clearly suffering from a sore knee – he commented after yesterday’s match that it had been bothering him since before Indian Wells, but that it had got worse – and Tsonga is the worst possible player to come up again when you are a touch short of perfect health. Here’s hoping he can see it through this week and recover in the two weeks before Montecarlo.

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Miami – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Rafael Nadal vs Florian Mayer or Jo-Wilfred Tsonga,Wednesday not before 9pm (1am GMT)

Option 1 – Miami – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Miami – Live TV – English

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Miami – Nadal vs Nishikori

UPDATE: Nadal beat Nishikori 6-4, 6-4 after previously losing the doubles with Granollers doubles 6-4, 6-3

Rafael Nadal and Marcel Granollers looked good in the first round in seeing off the strong Croatian pair, and now will come up against Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna  of India.

Then on Tuesday, Nadal will play Kei Nishikori, who he has played and beaten three times before.

Rafa had this to say about his opponent:

“He’s a fantastic player and it will be a very difficult match for me,” said Nadal. “He has a big talent to hit the ball very early, to play very aggressive. So he will be a really tough opponent.”

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Miami – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Rafael Nadal vs Kei Nishikori, Tuesday 11am (3pm GMT)

Option 1 – Miami – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Miami – Live TV – English

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Miami – Nadal vs Stepanek

Rafa has his chance to advance against the veteran Czech, Radek Stepanek.

Rafael Nadal has played and beaten Radek Stepanek in five straight matches dating back to 2004, with the latest win being in three sets at Queens last year.

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Miami – Links to Free Live  TV Streams

Rafael Nadal vs Radek Stepanek, Sunday, second match of afternoon, probably after 4pm (8pm GMT)

Option 1 – Miami – Live TV – English
Option 2 – Miami – Live TV – English

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Miami – Nadal vs Giraldo

UPDATE: Results – Rafael Nadal and Marcel Granollers beat Marin Cilic and Ivo Karlovic by 6-1, 6-3 on Friday. He then beat Santiago Giraldo in the singles, 6-2, 6-0 on Friday

Tomorrow (Friday) he will play Santiago Giraldo, who he has beaten four out of four times in the past.

Roger Federer earned an extra day’s rest after the great title he claimed at Indian Wells last weekend, and will debut against Ryan Harrison on Saturday.

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Miami – Federer and Nadal in opposite halves of draw

Rafa and Roger will have to advance as far as the finals at the Sony Ericsson Masters event in Miami if we are to see a rematch of last week’s semifinal in Indian Wells.

Roger Federer has been drawn in the top half of the draw: meaning he could face as potential likely seeded opponents Roddick, Monfils, Fish and in the semis, Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal is in the bottom half, and the top seeds he could face would be Stepanek, Nishikori, Tsonga and Murray.

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Indian Wells – Nadal vs Federer – Face off in the Desert

UPDATE – Result: Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have played 27 times now before, with Rafa leading 18-9. On hard courts however, the head to head is in the balance, with each having won five times in the past

Interesting to see also that whereas Nadal was a fantastic starter in his ATP, Masters and Major careers, piling up the titles from a young age, Fed has been a more consistent performer over the years, and if you compare the two by age, they are now at Nadal’s current age quite similar in terms of age.  Yes, Roger is “catching up”!

Date Comparing Nadal and Federer both at 25y, 9m, 14d ATP Master Majors Weeks No. 1
17 Mar 2012 Rafael Nadal 46 19 10 102
22 May 2007 Roger Federer when he was same age 48 13 10 172

The full stats are available here: Nadal vs Federer – Results Statistics Comparison by Age

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Indian Wells – Live  TV Streams (Free)

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer, Saturday second semifinal probably around 1pm local time (8pm GMT)

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Indian Wells – Federer and Nadal to start from March 10th

Our champions Nadal and Federer, as seeded players, receive byes to the first round and so go straight into the second round starting March 10th.

The first qualifying for the BNP Paribas Open ATP Masters Series event in Indian Wells begins on March 5th.

Last year Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in the final to claim the title. Roger Federer lost to Djokovic in the 2011 final.

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Dubai – Federer to battle Djokovic, Murray in Top Class Field

Fresh from his title in Rotterdam, Roger Federer heads “home” to Dubai where he will play a very strong field featuring last year’s champion Novak Djokovic, as well as Andy Murray.

Last year Roger Federer lost in the final to Novak Djokovic as the Serb primed himself for an incredible year. Federer will hope to take the title to maintain the great momentum he has shown since the end of 2010.

The men’s first round starts on Monday, 27th February.

Rafa Nadal continues his training programme in Mallorca, although he did take a break on Wednesday to film a new Nike commercial with Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Federer in Davis Cup, Nadal resting until Indian Wells

Following their bruising semis and finals at the Australian Open, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have chosen different paths for the month of February.

We’ll see Federer reappear first as he features in the Switzerland vs USA Davis Cup tie on home ground in Fribourg from February 10th to 12th. With a win hopefully under his belt he’ll head to Rotterdam for the ABN AMRO ATP 500 event, and then on to Dubai at the end of the month.

Rafael Nadal on the other hand has chosen (perhaps out of necessity?) to take some rest, and we hope to see him rejuvenated and mentally toughened after that extremely demanding final in Australia against Novak Djokovic when he kicks off the USA hard court section of the tour in Indian Wells from March 8th.