RAFAEL NADAL VS FILIP KRAJINOVIC LIVE
Nadal 6-3 0-1 Krajinovic*
Positive start to the set by Krajinovic as he holds to love for the second time.
*Nadal 6-3 Krajinovic
Nadal forehand winner, 30-0. Nadal backhand winner, 40-0. Three set points.
And an ace seals the set. Class from the Spaniard.
Nadal 5-3 Krajinovic*
Good stuff from Krajinovic as he gets his first love hold of the match. Pressure on to break back now
Krajinovic hasn’t lost a set all tournament.
*Nadal 5-2 Krajinovic
Better serving from Nadal as he races to 40-15. Vintage forehand winner down the line from Nadal and he’s a game away from the set.
Nadal 4-2 Krajinovic*
Krajinovic is having to cover SO MUCH ground to keep up with Nadal and it takes its toll as he slips to 15-40.
Krajinovic goes long with a backhand and Nadal moves in front again.
*Nadal 3-2 Krajinovic
Couple of loose points from Nadal opens the door for Krajinovic, 15-30.
A delicate touch from Nadal at the net with a volley, 30-30. Bes point of the match for Krajinovic as he puts away a nice volley.
Break point Krajinovic after he takes charge of the rally. And the Serbian gets the break as Nadal goes long with a backhand. Game on!
Nadal 3-1 Krajinovic*
Relief for Krajinovic as a couple of errors from Nadal allows him to go 40-15 ahead.
A forehand into the net from Nadal and Krajinovic holds for his first game of the match.
*Nadal 3-0 Krajinovic
Krajinovic is leaving the ball a little short and it is giving Nadal plenty of time to let rip.
Break consolidated and it is a comfortable lead for Nadal already.
Nadal 2-0 Krajinovic*
Nadal gets Krajinovic on the run and forces a backhand error, 30-all. And a forehand error from Krajinovic gives Nadal break point.
And Krajinovic nets a tense forehand and gifts the early break to Nadal.
*Nadal 1-0 Krajinovic
First point of the match goes to Krajinovic after a nice drop shot. Then Nadal goes wide with a forehand, 0-30.
Nadal fights back to 30-all. And a mis-hit off the forehand from Krajinovic gives the opening game to Nadal
18:10: Nadal won the toss and will serve first…
18:05: Nadal and Krajinovic walk onto court for their match. Windy but sunny conditions at Indian Wells today.
17.50: Nadal is looking for his first tournament win since the Canadian Masters in August last year. Very rare for him to go so long without winning.
17:40: Nadal and Krajinovic were due to play each other at the Paris Masters in 2017. But Nadal pulled out before the match with an injury.
17:25: Hello and welcome to coverage of Rafael Nadal’s fourth-round clash at Indian Wells.
The Spaniard is taking on Serbian Filip Krajinovic in the first match of the day on Stadium 1.
Play gets underway just after 6pm (UK time).