Just a quick update from about what has happened so far in Indian Wells. The world number one Djokovic dropped another set in his first match against Frantangelo who I’ve never seen play before.
He ended up winning 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 after a slow start against a player who was probably playing the match of his life. It was a bit concerning to see Djokovic losing the opening set after dropping two sets against Kukushkin in Davis Cup as well.
But he opened the bakery in the second set and in the end I was very impressed with how he came back. I guess it just took a little while for him to adjust because the old Djokovic is back and he will probably win the tournament now.
Then yesterday Murray got upset by Del Bonis who came back from a break down in the third set to defeat Murray 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3). Unlike Djokovic, Murray didn’t have to the quality to come back from a set down and a slow start.
- Elsewhere in the Draw
Nadal advanced to the third round as well after a tough test from Muller to win 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. He now plays Verdasco in a rematch of that Australian Open first round which Verdasco won.
Stan also won yesterday and is probably the favorite to make the final in the bottom half now although I’m sure Raonic and Berdych will have something to say about that.
Today there will be some good matches with Djokovic in action again against Kohlschreiber, Thiem against Sock in the battle for the big forehands, and Nadal against Verdasco.