Rafael Nadal Wins IW Doubles Title, Then Makes His Speech
Despite suffering a shock loss yesterday in singles to Ivan Ljubicic, Rafael Nadal still walked away from Indian Wells with a title in hand, or in mouth.
Nadal and his countryman Marc Lopez teamed to win the Indian Wells doubles title last night defeating top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic 7-6(8), 6-3.
Nadal said, “For me it’s a pleasure to play with Marc. He’s a very close friend of mine, and we do really well. After losing important singles, the victory in doubles makes me happy. Always is nice to win a tournament.
“We never thought about winning the tournament here, so we’re very happy for that. We enjoying a lot playing together.”
And here’s the trophy presentation where Marc spoke in Spanish (I have no idea what he said) but Rafa made another entertaining attempt at English (5:45 mark). (I’m not knocking him. Nadal tries, he’s getting better but it’s just funny to listen to, that’s all!)
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