Rafael Nadal makes his way to the quarterfinals of Indian Wells Open 2022

Rafael Nadal is the highest remaining ATP ranking player at Indian Wells. Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev were eliminated early, respectively. Now the great players in the remaining top 20 seeds of the tournament are only Andrey Rublev, Cameron Norrie, Carlos Alcaraz and Taylor Fritz. Therefore, the opportunity for the Spaniard at this year’s tournament is great.

HIGHLIGHTS | Rafael Nadal 2-0 Reilly Opelka | Round 4 Indian Wells Open 2022

In the fourth round, Rafael Nadal has to face Reilly Opelka. With a knack for tee shots, the American tennis player really caused problems for Rafael Nadal. In the first set of matches, both players did not win any break and had to decide the winner by a tie-break series. Here, Rafael Nadal’s bravery spoke at the right time to help him win 2 mini-breaks to win 7-3 and take the lead with a score of 1-0.

Entering the 2nd set, Reilly Opelka was the player who won the first break of the match in the 5th game. However, Rafael Nadal reclaimed the break in the 8th game and since then the scenario of set 1 is repeated when the two players step out. into the tie-break series. Once again, Rafael Nadal showed more bravery in the decisive moments to win 7-5 in the tie-break series.

Rafael Nadal struggles to enter the quarterfinals of Indian Wells Open 2022 - Photo 2.

Rafael Nadal will face Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals of Indian Wells Open 2022

In the end, Rafael Nadal won with a score of 2-0 against Reilly Opelka. The Spaniard advanced to the quarter-finals and will face Nick Kyrgios – a player who did not have to play in the fourth round because opponent Jannik Sinner quit due to illness.

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