BNP Paribas Open: Djokovic stunned by del Potro; Nadal through to final

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 09:14

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Indian Wells: Juan Martin del Potro stunned world number one Novak Djokovic to enter the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

The seventh seeded Argentine lost the first set 4-6 but then came back strongly to win the remaining two sets 6-4 6-4 to end the Serbian`s 22-match winning streak that goes all the way back to his loss to Sam Querrey at the Paris Masters in October 2012.

Del Potro will face comeback man and former world number one Rafael Nadal in the final on Sunday after the Spaniard overcame Tomas Berdych in the other semi, winning in straight sets 6-4 7-5 to reach his first hard-court final in a year.

Djokovic admitted her was way off his game in the post match interview.

"It`s OK. It happens in sport," he said, "I just didn`t make it this time. I didn`t deserve to win today. Whenever I had chances, second, third set, I threw them away with some unforced errors. My movement was poor, and I congratulate to my opponent."



First Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 09:14

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