Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have moved to the fourth round at BNP Paribas Open 2010

Both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have kept their dominance in the tennis court after getting victory in the third round at the BNP Paribas Open 2010. Now, they have moved through to the fourth round.

Third-seeded Rafael Nadal is the defending champion. He is struggling hard to regain his title again. However, he has got an easy victory against Mario Ancic. Mario Ancic was beaten by Nadal 6-2, 6-2. The duration of this match was 65 minutes. Nadal said that he is pleased with this victory.

On the other hand, second-seeded player Novak Djokovic had to struggle hard to get victory against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in three sets. He eliminated Philipp Kohlschreiber by 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. Despite losing in the second set, he never forgot to win the match in the third set. This match was played two-hour, 35-minute.

It is thought that both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have possibility to face each other in semi-final round. Before that Djokovic will have to face the 20th-seeded Croatian veteran Ivan Ljubicic in the next round. Ivan Ljubicic defeated Argentine qualifier Brian Dabul 6-2, 6-3.

On the other hand, Nadal will face the winner of Monday’s late match between the Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey.

The excitement of this tournament has risen. Let us see what will happen next.

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Los Angeles Times

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