Rafael Nadal: Finishing With A Victory Is The Best Way To Finish, Even If It’s Doubles
by Tom Gainey | March 18th, 2012, 11:15 pm
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Former No. 1 Rafael Nadal didn’t leave the Indian Wells BNP Parisbas Open empty handed. The Spaniard teamed with friend and countryman Marc Lopez to capture the men’s doubles earlier today defeating Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey 62, 76.

Nadal and Lopez never lost a set en route to a second Indian Wells title. And despite his loss to Roger Federer Saturday in the singles semifinals, Nadal was happy with the event.

“Finishing the two weeks with the victory is the best way to finish, even if it’s doubles, not singles,” Nadal said. “I’m playing well and I’m happy about most of the things that happened these past two weeks.”

Rafa and Lopez also won in Doha in 2008 and 2011. Nadal now has eight doubles titles to his name, while Lopez has six.

“We are very close friends so it makes things more easy,” said Nadal. “Our styles of game are closer in doubles than with different partners because we feel comfortable from the baseline, we feel comfortable having some tactics from the net. Just enjoying the doubles for me is very good practice. I’m able to practise the volley, the return, and at the same time, I practise competing.”

Nadal, who hasn’t won a title since the French Open and one on hardcourts since 2010 Tokyo, joins Federer and Novak Djokovic for the Sony Ericsson starting later this week.


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10 Comments for Rafael Nadal: Finishing With A Victory Is The Best Way To Finish, Even If It’s Doubles

Michael Says:

Congratulations to Rafa on his doubles win. He has shown that not only he is a great Singles player but can dominate in doubles too. All the best to him.


annie Says:

Awesome victory. I am so happy that you won the doubles title. You are fantastic singles and doubles player. Good luck in Miami.


Mark Says:

Well done to Rafa and Marc beati g some fine doubles pairings along the way to victory.


alison hodge Says:

yeah congrats rafa and mark,on your doubles title,like annie says rafas a fantastic singles and doubles player,looking forward to seeing rafa in miami,win or loose we love you rafa,go rafa proove all them doubters wrong,vamos rafa.


Angel Says:

Yeah, congrats Nadal so if you can’t win a singles tournament then this one counts a lot.


nadalista Says:

Well done, Team Cuteness…………….


mem Says:

Cool! a fantastic week, especially the win over the the tennis “giants”, sam and john.

rafa and marc play some amazing tennis together.
awesome duo!


Ajet Says:

i don’t mind rafa winning doubles! ;)


chachris08 Says:

i watched the double final…you guys played fantastic!!!no? as for the single, you just didn’t feel right from the start. Good luck in Miami…we love you and you are always our #1.


norman abdurahman Says:

Peace. . .Its prettynice to note that Rafa has once again grab a double yitle. . Keep it up Rafa. Pack more craowns in thetou. . .

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