Djokovic victorious in fierce battle with Nadal

Djokovic victorious in fierce battle with Nadal

Djokovic is on a dominant run as of late.

Novak Djokovic emerged the victor from a hard-fought battle with Rafael Nadal on Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open, and will now go to the final to face off with Milos Raonic.

Djokovic, the Serbian who is the world’s No. 1 ranked tennis player, dispatched another top tennis player in Nadal, who has won nine French Open championships. He beat Nadal in straight sets, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, according to an Agence France Press report.

Djokovic is now 21-1 this season. His oponent, the Canadian Raonic, beat Belgian David Goffin 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

“Today, the first set was decided by just one or two points,” Djokovic said according to the report. “The second set was very close and I played the last three games very well.”

He added: “I am glad I overcame this challenge, which is one of the greatest in sport, playing against Rafa.”

Meanwhile, Serena Williams will be taking on former champion Victoria Azarenka in the women’s final. Williams will be seeking her first Indian Wells title since 2001.

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