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The new member of Real Madrid in the semi-finals in Indian Wells 

The new member of Real Madrid in the semi-finals in Indian Wells


World No. 1 tennis Rafael Nadal qualified for the semifinals of the Masters Series tournament in Indian Wells after beating Croat Ivo Karlovic with 5:7, 6:1, 7:6 (7).

Karlovic was the first, which reached a breakthrough in the fight to win the first set. Nadal, who has recently been newly honorary member of Real Madrid, meet the challenge and won five straight games to lead 5:0 in the second part.

Croatia still not allowed to lose a set at zero for the first time since 2004. In the third set had no punctures in the tiebreaker and Nadal showed more calm and closed the match on his third opportunity.

"When you lose the first set against Karlovic, its a lot of pressure. I think I played a great second set. In the third I had chances to break, his serve was unbelievable. In the tiebreak I was nervous, but I scored better returning, "said Nadal after the match.

Spaniard in the semifinals will meet Juan Martin del Potro, who is ranked no game after his opponent in the quarterfinals Tommy Robredo withdrew due to adductor injury.

Del Potro is unquestionably one of the best in the world. He returned after a year absence. When you're in that position, its stronger than ever because you motivated and want to catch up lost time, "said Nadal for his next opponent.

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