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RAFAEL NADAL VS JARED DONALDSON

FIRST SET

*Nadal 2-1 Donaldson

A double fault to start for Nadal. And a forehand error makes it 0-30. 

But Nadal gets it back to 30 all. And he gets a game point when Donaldson makes a mess of a straight forward volley at the net.

Nadal 1-1 Donaldson*

Good defence by Donaldson on the first point and he follows it up with his first forehand winner of the match.

But Nadal responds with one of his brutal forehands down the line, 30-15.

Another forehand winner for Donaldson makes it 40-15. And he settles any nerves with a third forehand winner to get on the board.

*Nadal 1-0 Donaldson

Nadal is taken to 40-30. But a vintage wide serve followed by a big forehand wins him the game to start the match.

01:05: The players are out on court. Nadal is wearing a sleeveless pink top.

00:55: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are already safely through to the third round after good wins.

Nadal will no doubt want to do similarly.

00:45: The winner of this match will play Diego Schwartzman in the third round after he beat Roberto Carballes Baena.

00:30: Hello and welcome to live coverage of Rafael Nadal’s opening match at Indian Wells.

The Spaniard’s clash against Jared Donaldson is the first match of the night session.



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