Rafael Nadal will be looking to win Indian Wells for a fourth time when the 2014 BNP Paribas Open gets underway.
Nadal has captured Indian Wells titles in 2007, 2009 and 2013 and the left-hander will have his eye firmly on a fourth title. The conditions in Indian Wells really suits his game as the courts are probably the slowest hard courts on the tour with many players comparing them to clay. Nadal certainly isn't complaining about that as it allows him to keep the big hitters at bay and he saw off Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro en route to the 2013 title.
It was an emotional experience for Nadal who had just returned to the tour after seven months out with knee tendonitis and he certainly didn't expect to win such a big title so soon into his comeback. It was also a memorable week for Del Potro who earned himself plenty of new fans with his gutsy back-to-back victories over Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, reminding many people of the kind of tennis which saw him win the 2009 US Open.
Djokovic has lost in the Indian Wells semis for the past two years running and the Serb can at least take comfort in the fact that he's only been ousted in extremely tight three setters. He's a two-time Indian Wells champion, having won the tournament in 2008 and 2011 and he's too good a player not to win it again in future.
The Indian Wells crown is the only major omission from Murray's collection of big North American hard court crowns having won the Miami, Rogers Cup, Cincinnati and US Open title. He made the final in 2009 and will be determined to go one better in 2014.
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