"I hope to play with Federer"

The Spaniard finished the quarterfinals match with discomforts and assured "my goal and my idea is to be ready" for the semi-final match against Federer that takes place this Saturday.


The Spanish Rafael Nadal, to be measured at the Swiss Roger Federer this Saturday at the semifinales of Indian Wells, first Masters 1000 of the season, said he hopes to play that game despite the discomfort suffered in the right knee.

"I hope," the Mallorcan replied briefly to the question of whether he can play safe tomorrow. "It is difficult for me to answer, because anything I say can be taken negatively." No one can guarantee anything that will happen. next day because, in this world, anything is possible, "he said. "But of course my goal and my idea is to be ready for tomorrow, I can not guarantee how I'm going to wake up tomorrow," he said. 2 Despite playing the entire second set, Nadal qualified for the Indian Wells semifinals. vancer by 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (2) in two hours and 18 minutes to Khachanov. His rival in that round will be the Swiss Roger Federer, whom he has not faced for a year and a half. It will be the duel number 39 between both stars. The Mallorcan showed a great version of himself during the first set and was all praise in the second set, where he made a heroic effort to overcome his rival. "I'm used to playing with some problems, so I tried to stay focused and put up with the situation, it's one of those victories that I'm really proud of," he said.

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