Rafael Nadal defeated Nick Kyrgios 7-6(0), 5-7, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals at Indian Wells. He extended his best start to the season to 19-0, third best season start since 1990.
Rafa and Carlos will meet in the semi-finals of the tournament. The Spanish duo met professionally only once at the Madrid Open. Nadal won nine of the first 10 games. He defeated Alcaraz 6-1, 6-2 sweep to move into the Madrid Open round of 16.
Carlos Alcaraz upset defending Indian Wells champion Cameron Norrie to reach his first ATP 1000 semi-final and set a dream match-up with Rafael Nadal.
"He's a potential No.1 player and multi Grand Slam winner without a doubt"
"It's a dream come true"
Nadal & Alcaraz in their own words… pic.twitter.com/GSQRzxAs5D
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 19, 2022
Alcaraz had to fight back in both sets to beat Norrie 6-4, 6-3 and become the second-youngest Indian Wells ATP semi-finalist ever, only a 17-year-old Andre Agassi in 1988 was younger.
The other semi-final will take place between Andrey Rublev and Taylor Fritz.
Schedule for the semi-final and final at the Indian Wells
Nadal and Alcaraz will play the third match of the day at Stadium 1. The other men’s semi-final (Rublev vs Fritz) will begin at 1 pm local time.
The final will take place on 20th March 2022 and 21st March for the Indian fans.
The matches will approximately begin at 2:30 pm local time (PT)/ 5:30 pm (ET)/ 9:30 pm GMT/ 3:00 am IST.
The fans in the United States of America, Canada and in the United Kingdom will be able to watch on 19th March 2022. Fans in India can view the match on 20th March 2022.
Broadcasting rights for the BNP Paribas Open Tournament 2022 semi-final and final
The residents of the United Kingdom can follow the action on Amazon Prime Video.
For the viewers in the United States of America can view the matches on Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus.
For the Canadian fans TSN (English) and TVA (French) will broadcast the matches.
In India the ATP matches will be available on Voot.