when a funny thing happened at the BNP Paribas Open, world's No. 1 player Rafael Nadal was serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set. He didn't close out his semifinal match against Andy Roddick. Roddick broke back to tie the match and seize momentum.
Rafael Nadal wins after slip Reason?
Nadal said. “I had important mistake in 30-all with the forehand. I have bad selection of the shot because I played with too much risk, yeah. ”Nadal also said he had become too defensive. After the break, Nadal regained his aggressiveness to win the tiebreaker and take the match at 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Saturday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
“In the second set I started to play more defensive, no?” Nadal said. “Maybe with 6-5, I started again to play a little bit more aggressive. Nadal had lost his serve twice in the second set, both times relinquishing control of the match. The first break came with Nadal leading 2-1 and 30-0 on his serve. However, Roddick said he was encouraged by the progress he has made this year, which included losing 15 pounds.
Nadal and Roddick 21-3-2009 last game set video-