Rafael Nadal has mastered the tricky challenge of the Australian Nick Kyrgios and reached the semi-final of the Master of Indian Wells. The Grand Slam record winner sat down in a gripping duel with 7: 6 (7: 0), 5: 7, 6: 4 and remains unbeaten after his 19th match this season.

Now, the prestigious tournament in California leads to a tension of generations expected: Nadal meets his sensationally recent compatriot Carlos Alcaraz. The 18-year-old continued with a dominant appearance at 6: 4, 6: 3 against the Briton Cameron Norrie launched at position 12 and is the most recent semi-finalist in Indian Wells since Andre Agassi 1988. The American had that Plot even made at the age of 17.

“I think I’ve played well,” Nadal said after the match against Kyrgios, who after thundering his racket thundered on the ground, a ball boy had to go into cover: “It’s difficult to play against him because he’s the Dynamics of the point changes very quickly and its surcharge is enormous, especially the first premium. “

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Alcaraz was full of anticipation of the first Spanish semifinals of the tournament history after his next coup. “It’s hard to play against Rafa, but at the same time I will enjoy the moment and the game. It does not happen every day that you play against his idol,” he said.