Nadal versus Federer in doubles SFs

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet on a doubles court at the BNP Paribas Open Friday for the third time in their careers.

Nadal and Marc Lopez will look to continue their title defence when they challenge Federer and his Swiss partner Stanislas Wawrinka ahead of the evening session at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Nadal has a 2-0 lead over Federer in doubles matches. Nadal partnered Tommy Robredo to a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over Yves Allegro and Federer in the 2004 second round. While Nadal and Carlos Moya beat Federer and Wawrinka 6-4, 7-6(5) in the 2007  Internazionali BNL d'Italia first round in Rome.

Federer and Wawrinka progressed to the Indian Wells semi-finals on Thursday after they converted four of five break point opportunities to beat Mark Knowles and Michal Mertinak 6-1, 7-5 in 65 minutes.

Date: 18.03.2011, Source: ATP


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