What a great match! Somdev had stretched Federer at the Dubai Open, but here he has given Rafael Nadal a more than a good work out. With the way he has played in the tournament he is sure to get into Top-50 in the ATP rankings soon. Indian Wells is also going to rack up some good points for this Indian who never gives up. Alrighty then. That's it from all of us here, bye bye and has a good day. All the sports action on MSN India continues. So don't go anywhere.
Game 10-Somdev serves- Somdev serves to stay in the match. Bad start and its 0-15. The master is in form here and he lashes a forehand to make it a winner. 30-0 up Nadal. Three match points for Nadal. And Rafa has won it. In both the sets Nadal broke Somdev when it mattered and that made all the difference. Nadal has wrapped up this one but kudos for Somdev. Nadal's coach gives a standing ovation to Somdev. Somdev exits Indian Wells tournament but he's played some super tennis here.
Game 9- Nadal serves- Bread and butter shot from Nadal goes out 15-0 up Somdev. That was a forehand which missed the line. Incredible point. Point of the match from Somdev. He pumps his fist now. 30-0. He made Rafa does all the running around here and finishes with a stunning down the line winner. But he gives a point away to Rafa with an unforced error 30-30. That ball swerved a bit in the air but stayed in and Nadal's forehand fetches him a point. 40-30 now. And in the end Nadal takes this point with ease. It's 5-4 now.
Game 8-Somdev serves- Before we go into the next game an interesting count. Aces: Nadal 0 and Somdev 3 till now. Classy stuff from Somdev he stretches Nadal wide and then his backhand ends up as a winner. 15-15. 40-15 and Nadal misses the tramlines by inches!! Unforced error from somdev it's 40-30 now. Lovely play from Somdev and he seals the point. That was brilliant stuff from the Indian.
Game 7-Nadal serves-15-0 up Somdev. Nadal shows superb touch after making Somdev scamper all over the court a deft drop shot makes it 15-15. Come on Somdev! Another shot into the net. Another unforced error and it's 30-15. And another unforced error 15-40. He was playing this point so well but lost it so timidly. This has been a game full of unforced errors. Somdev's yet another error strewn hit to the net seals the game in favour of Rafa.
Game 6-Somdev serves-Unforced errors galore here. Nadal increases his count. 15-0 to Somdev. Nadal lobs it up in the air and it lands deep while Somdev is standing quite near to the court and misses it. Nadal hits a winner now and it's 15-30. Booming serve and Nadal is at the receiving end! 30-30. Somdev seals this game as Nadal plays the ball into the tramlines in succession and yes that's out.